Mount Princeton

Mount Princeton

Mount Princeton is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.699m (12,137ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Drive with care as this is a mountain road with hairpin curves and dangerous dropoffs. The road to the summit is gravel and rocky. It’s called Forest Service Road 322 (Mount Princeton Road). It’s 6.2 miles long. Most of the trail at the lower elevations is extremely smooth and easy enough for a passenger car. It is only the last half mile or so that is really challenging.

The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. Winter comes early and stays late on this trail, so you may only be able to safely run it in the middle of the summer. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. The top has plenty of room for parking, and the views are amazing. At the summit there’s an old weather station. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice.
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