Road trip guide: Conquering Burned Mountain

Burned Mountain is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.048m (10,000 ft) above the sea level, located in Rio Arriba County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It’s one of the highest roads of New Mexico.

Burned Mountain

The road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Forest Road 91B. It’s impassable in winters. Starting at the paved US-64, the road to the summit is 5.14km (3.2 miles) long. 4x4 required. The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 9% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.