Mount Lincoln

An old mining road to the top of Mount Lincoln

Mount Lincoln is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.222m (13,854ft) above the sea level, located in Park County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It's one of the highest roads of the USA.

The summit is located in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The road to the summit is very rough, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s totally impassable in winters, often until July 4th or later. The peak is named for President Lincoln to get back at the Democrats for naming the sister mountain Mount Democrat. Great trail for experienced wheelers. The trail is narrow with few places for passing so meeting someone can be a challenge. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
The trail to the summit is called Mt. Lincoln Road (AKA Crest Drive). It’s an old mining road to Russia mine, a silver, lead, and copper mine. 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. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long.
Keep an eye on the weather for thunderstorms and lightning. Near the summit there are remants 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


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.