Lake Como is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.755m (12,319ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.
Located in the San Juan Mountains outside of Ouray, the rough road to the lake is totally unpaved. It is called County Road 19. It’s a challenging trail that should only be attempted by those who how have pretty build vehicle capable of handling very tough conditions. Set high north of California Pass, a 4x4 high clearance vehicle is required.
Starting at Animas Forks, a ghost town, the road to the lake is 7.40km (4.6 miles) long. This road is usually closed from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years.
Pic: Nick Bluth