Taylor Mountain

The breathtaking road to Taylor Mountain in Chaffee County

Taylor Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.899m (12,791ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. This is truly a breathtaking trail. This is truly a breathtaking trail. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Tucked away in the southern Sawatch Range in central Colorado, the road to the summit is and old mining road called Taylor Mountain trail (Chaffee County Road 228). It’s gravel and rocky and impassable in winters. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. The climb features many switchbacks and it’s pretty steep. Located in the San Isabel National Forest, the road to the summit is very steep. Starting from the paved US-50 near Monarch, the ascent is 8.76km (5.44 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1001 meters. The average gradient is 11.42%. Stay alert for potential turnouts as you may meet traffic in inconvenient locations.

 

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