Driving an old mining road to Mount Lincoln in Colorado

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.

Mount Lincoln

Is Crest Drive to Mount Lincoln unpaved?

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, near 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.

Is Mt. Lincoln 4x4 Road open?

Located on the south side of the ridge, in the Pike National Forest, the road is never plowed and totally impassable in winters, often until July 4th or later. All routes on Mt Lincoln, Mt Bross, and Mt Democrat are on private property.

Is Mt. Lincoln Road challenging?

This is a terrific trail that provides access to some excellent hiking and fishing as well as rough challenges, breathtaking views, and Colorado history. There are the remains of numerous old mine structures close to the summit. The road is passable in a variety of stock SUVs with 4x4 and higher clearance. The route, however, is continuously rough, which poses some clearance issues for stock SUVs.
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