Prospect Mountain

Driving the road to Prospect Mountain is not a piece of cake

Prospect Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.829m (12,562ft) above the sea level, located in Lake County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Tucked away in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s an old mining road. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. 4x4 required.
The trail is steep. Starting from County Road 3, the ascent is 6km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 402 meters. The average gradient is 6.7%.


Pin It

To use information contained on this site is to do so at your own risk. is not responsible for the information contained in these pages. The website is for information purposes only and we assume no liability for decisions made as a result of the information provided here. You are still completely responsible for your decisions, your actions, and your safety.