Radical Hill is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.846m (12,618ft) above the sea level, located near the small town of Montezuma in Summit County, in the US state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado. It is extremely dangerous because your vehicle will likely roll if it gets sideways on the hill.
The road to the summit, located in the Front Range of the Rocky, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Only the most aggressive stock SUVs with experienced drivers should attempt this trail. Your best chance of a snow-free trip is in late August or early September. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. You climb Radical Hill on very steep, very narrow and very tight switchbacks. Very tippy, narrow and steep with several mildly challenging rocky sections. A very aggressive stock SUV can make it with an experienced driver. Low range and skid plates highly recommended. It follows numerous remnants of Colorado's mining heritage.
It’s one of the toughest climbs in Colorado. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. It has a well-deserved reputation for being dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be extremely challenging. The top of the Hill is very flat and has lots of parking so you can get out and enjoy the view. From the top you will have great views of the Continental Divide containing Webster Pass to your east and Handcart Peak to your southest, and of course the south end of Teller Mountain, which your on top of.
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