Hurricane Basin

Hurricane Basin

Hurricane Basin is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.776m (12,388ft) above the sea level, located in Hinsdale County, Colorado, in USA. The trail is a bit rocky, and in some sections it is narrow with a severe drop off to one side. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the summit is called County Road 21. It’s gravel and rocky. It’s impassable in winters. 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. This trail is highly recommended if you enjoy old mining buildings and high mountain views.

Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. Adverse weather conditions can prompt closure of the road. It can often be treacherous, with ice and snow accumulating even in the summer, so exercise caution as you make your way.
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