Trico Peak

The road to Trico Peak in CO is not for the faint of heart

Trico Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.849m (12,627ft) above the sea level, located in San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. It's one of the highest roads of Colorado.

Set high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Black Bear Road (Forest Service Road 648). The road is narrow and intense. Open to all motorized vehicles, however, recommended for high clearance, short wheel base, 4-wheel drive vehicles. This road, which passes Bridal Veil Falls, the highest waterfall in Colorado, is open just some months, from late summer (usually the last week of July) to early fall, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. There are very few spots wide enough to pass from here on down. It is known as one of the most dangerous roads in the country due to narrow shelf segments and unnerving drop-offs.
Pic: John Carter


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