A brutally steep road to Starr Peak in CO

Starr Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.209m (10,528ft) above the sea level, located in the northeastern corner of Gilpin County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.

Starr Peak

Set high in the Thorodin Mountain range, within the Roosevelt National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved and rocky. 4x4 vehicles only. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The summit is crowned with a large roof top antenna structure built by American Tower, known as ATC Thorodin – 90369.
The road to the summit is brutally steep, hitting a 21% through some of the ramps. Starting at Thorodin Drive, the ascent is 2.39 km (1.48 mi) long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 369 meters. The average percentage is 15.43 %.
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