Kingston Peak

Kingston Peak

Kingston Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.671m (12,043ft) above the sea level, located in Clear Creek County, Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado. Much of this road is above timberline and is steep and rocky in sections. A high-clearance/4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. 

The road to the summit is gravel and rocky. It’s called Kingston Peak road. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. 4x4 vehicles required. Though it is too difficult for many SUVs, a 4-wheel drive vehicle with decent clearance should have no issues. Note that this trail is very often chilly and windy.

Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. The trail climbs above 12,000 feet where snow can linger well into July. Early snows can also shut down the upper portion of trail as early as mid-September. The real beauty and focal point is the amazing views you get along the trail. There are great views of the Continental Divide, Loch Lomond and James Peak (13,294 ft).
Pic&video: Wild Wheels

 

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