Mount Sheridan is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 4.021m (13,192ft) above the sea level, located in Park County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. Plenty of mining structures remain in the area. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
Set high in the heart of the Mosquito Range of the Colorado Rockies, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called County Road 18 (4 Mile Creek Road). 4x4 vehicle required. The road is extremely steep, hitting a brutal 23% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The trail follows numerous remnants of Colorado's mining heritage. Near the summit you can admire the remnants of Dauntless Mine, an abandoned mine. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. From the summit you can enjoy expansive views of South Park to the east and of the Sawatch Range to the west. This area is rich in gold, silver, and zinc mining history.
Pic: Wesley Cosme