Quail Mountain

Quail Mountain

Quail Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.013m (13,167ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. This is truly a breathtaking trail. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the summit is gravel and rocky. It’s called Forest Service Road 398. 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 with high clearance required. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The first half of the trail is fairly easy and possible in almost any vehicle. The second half of the trail climbs above timberline on trail that can be rocky and rough. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. It still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. The drive is definitely worth it. A drive not to be missed! There are many excellent photo opportunities. Don't forget your camera with lots of film/memory, fully charged batteries and an empty memory card! There are a few overlooks at the top that offer some spectacular views of the area. Lost Canyon is below you to the northeast, Clear Creek Reservoir is fully visible below you to the east, and you can see mountains all around.