Mount Edwards is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.844m (12,611ft) above the sea level, located in Summit County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains' Front Range, within the Arapaho National Forest, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s a drivable old 4wd mine road, but closed to motorized access. From the summit you may enjoy a spectacular view of Grays, Torreys and Kelso, and Stevens Gulch far below. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required.
The road is very steep. Starting from Peru Creek Trail (Forest Service Road 260), the road is 844m (2,771ft) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 83 meters. The average gradient is 9.83%. It’s accessible from March until November. On the highest point of the trail, expect snow to linger here well into July. The lower part of the trail would be open earlier.
Pic: Jeffrey Downs