North Twin Cone Peak

A very bumpy, grueling road to North Twin Cone Peak

North Twin Cone Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.759m (12,332ft) above the sea level, located in Park County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Located in the Platte River Mountain Range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Service Road 126. The road is fairly difficult all the way to the summit. It is a great trail for larger vehicles as the trail is very rarely narrow. There are a few notable rock obstacles that may give some vehicles trouble. Expect large rocks that get pushed around by vehicles and erosion.

The summit hosts a weather station. The road is seasonally closed during winter. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The trail is clearly marked and easy to follow.

The trail is very steep in spots. Starting from Kenosha Pass, the road is 11.38km (7.07 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 702 meters. The average gradient is 6.16%.
Pic: Rich M

 

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