Jones Mountain

Jones Mountain

Jones Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.866m (12,683ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County of south-central Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the summit, in the Sawatch Mountains, is gravel and rocky. It’s an old dirt road passing a few mining spots and tailings. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4-wheel drive high clearance vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep full of hairpin turns. Great trail for experienced wheelers. 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. Totally impassable in winters. The San Juans get monumental snowfalls durring the winter. That limits the driving season from June through November. The view alone of Ptarmigan Lake and Mt. Yale was spectacular at the summit. If you are a photographer, this is a place you really might want to consider visiting.
Pic: Kristofer Carlstedt

 

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