Boulder Mountain

A narrow old mining road to Boulder Mountain in Chaffee County

Boulder Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.035m (13,238ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. Full-sized vehicles might have problems. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Tucked away in the Sawatch Mountains of central Colorado, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Service Road 279 (Boulder Mountain Road). It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The road ends at an abandoned mine. While the road is rough and potentially dangerous to drive.

At the end of the road you can see the remains of an abandoned mine. The drive offers amazing views of Mt. Antero and Mt. Princeton. The road is very narrow and follows a narrow roadbed as it switchbacks up the side of the mountain. Many parts of the trail are too narrow for 2 vehicles to pass at the same time. The trail is extremely narrow, and can be dangerous if not impossible if you meet someone coming the other direction.
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