Buckeye Peak

Ultimate 4wd destination: Buckeye Peak

Buckeye Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.757m (12,326ft) above the sea level, located in Lake County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. This is truly a breathtaking trail. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Tucked away in the Sawatch range just north of Leadville, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. The views from the top of this hill are phenomenal, and you can see Leadville, Turquoise Lake and the mountains behind it. You can also see Mount Elbert.

Located in San Isabel National Forest, the road is steep, long, and filled with loose rocks and dirt. A high-clearance 4x4 SUV with low range vehicle is required. The snow free season is usually mid-June through early October.
Pic: Michael Roberts

 

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