Saint Sophia Ridge

Saint Sophia Ridge

Saint Sophia Ridge is a high mountain ridge at an elevation of 3.829m (12,562ft) above the sea level, located in Ouray County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The summit is located in the western San Juan 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 trail is narrow with few places for passing so meeting someone can be a challenge. This trail is a treasure with no traffic and complete solitude.

The trail to the summit is called Governor Basin Road. It’s an old mining road. 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.