Mount Lincoln

An old mining road to the top of Mount Lincoln

Mount Lincoln is a high mountain peak located in Park County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. An old mining road climbs up to 4.297m (14,097ft) above the sea level, just below the peak. It's one of the highest roads of USA.

Set high in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the rough road is totally unpaved and gated. It is called Mt. Lincoln Road (AKA Crest Drive). It’s an old wagon road past the site of Quartzville all the way to the Present Help mine at the summit. The peak is named for President Lincoln to get back at the Democrats for naming the sister mountain Mount Democrat. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.
Located on south side of the ridge, the road is totally impassable in winters, often until July 4th or later. This is a great trail that offers a little bit of everything -- rocky challenges, fantastic scenery, Colorado history, and access to some great hiking and fishing. Near the summit there are remnants of several abandoned old mining buildings. The road can be driven in many stock SUVs equipped with 4x4 & higher clearance. However, the road is continuously rocky and does present some degree of clearance challenges for stock SUVs.
Pic: Mr. R

 

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