Mount Champion

Mount Champion

Mount Champion is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.930m (12,893ft) 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.

The road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Champion Mine Road. The road is usually impassable in winters. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road.

Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. Adverse weather conditions can prompt closure of the road. It can often be treacherous, with ice and snow accumulating even in the summer, so exercise caution as you make your way. It follows numerous remnants of Colorado's mining heritage. The road ends at Champion Mill. Established in the 1890s, it was a consistent supplier of gold and silver, as well as galena and pyrite.
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