Lake Como

Lake Como

Lake Como is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.586m (11,765ft) above the sea level, located in Alamosa County, Colorado, in USA. It’s said to be the toughest 4WD road in the country. Your concern for the car will determine where you want to park. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the lake, located within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, is extreme. It’s a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance drive. It's tough on the ankles on all rock sections. It’s the Colorado's roughest road. The road is located very near Alamosa and the Great Sand Dunes. It’s open from late May to mid October, weather permitting. This trail should never be driven alone. Make sure you and your vehicle are prepared before attempting Lake Como. The first 4.5 miles of the Blanca Peak Trail is over an extremely rough, rocky jeep road. A very specialized four wheel drive vehicle is required to climb this road.

The road to the summit, the majesty of the southern Sangre de Cristo mountains, is called Lake Como Road. It is the worst in the state of Colorado. The weather in this area is subject to sudden changes and thunder storms can be expected at any time. The challenge or severity of the Lake Como Road is such that many people travel from distant parts of the country with their modified 4wd vehicles just to drive up to this road. A minor gravel trail climbs up to Blue Lakes, at 3.711m (12,175ft) asl.
Pic: Jeremy Glik