The breathtaking road to Meridian Peak in CO
Meridian Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.789m (12,432ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Summit and Eagle counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. This is truly a breathtaking trail. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.
Set high in the Gore Range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, within the Eagles Nest Wilderness, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Elliott's Ridge Road. It’s an old blocked off 4wd road, along the west side of Elliot Ridge.
The road to the summit is very steep. Starting at County Road 1831, the ascent is 9.87 km (6.13 mi) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 385 meters. The average gradient is 3.90%. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). The views from the summit of Meridian Peak are very spectacular.
Pic: Blake Mayberry