Kite Lake

Kite Lake

Kite Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.671m (12,043ft) above the sea level, located in Park County, Colorado, in USA. The views are amazing. The road should open by early June each year. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the summit is a bumpy dirt road. It’s called Kite Lake Road (County Road 8). Stay away if you're scared of heights. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. This road can be done with a passenger car, but it can be very rugged and rutted after a hard winter. Most cars can make it to near the Sweet Home Mine. The road is often grated in summer, but this can vary from year to year. The road gets rougher as you go up. Check with the Forest Service in Fairplay for the latest conditions. The summit is located within the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains. It can be very windy towards top. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. The last mile of this road can be a bit more rough, but a good-clearance 2WD should still be able to make it when the road is dry.
Pic: Tyler Carter