Little Giant Peak

Driving the road to Little Giant Peak is not a piece of cake

Little Giant Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.727m (12,227ft) above the sea level located in San Juan County, Colorado, United States.

Set high in the San Juan Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved: gravel and bumpy with embedded rocks. It’s an old mining road. There is evidence of mining all over Little Giant Peak.

It’s one of the highest mountain roads in Colorado. 4WD vehicles with high clearance only. Near the summit there’s a very scenic alpine lake called Arrastra Gulch. Be sure to have experience in back roads if you attempt this trail. The road to the summit is precarious, offering the best in drop-offs and a boulder-lined roadbed.

Accessibility to the summit is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The road has some narrow parts, so proceed cautiously and hope no other vehicles come from the other direction. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse. 

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