Garfield Peak

Garfield Peak

Garfield Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.771m (12,372ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the summit, located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Lincoln Creek Road (County Road 23). The road is impassable from October to June. Starting from CO-82, the trail is 11 miles long. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 recommended. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. The peak was named in honor of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.