Mount Tilton is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.798m (12,460ft) above the sea level, located in Gunnison County, Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
The road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. One mistake can have serious consequences. It’s called Forest Service Road 740. Road conditions are always changing. Winter comes early and stays late on this trail, so you may only be able to safely run it in the middle of the summer. Avoid committing your vehicle to what is in front of you until you are sure of what you are getting into because things could get worse. 4x4 vehicle required. A traveler on this road must be experienced and completely devoted to safe, slow and obstacle-conscious driving to deter danger. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The steep drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. Stay alert for potential turnouts as you may meet traffic in inconvenient locations. It offers a little bit of everything, including fantastic views at the end.
Pic: Kurt Barbagallo