Elk Mountain

An epic enthralling road to Elk Mountain in Wyoming

Elk Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.405m (11,171ft) above the sea level, located in eastern-central Carbon County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It’s one of the highest roads of Wyoming.

Set high in the northernmost part of the Medicine Bow Mountains, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The summit hosts a Radio station KBDY broadcaster. This road is usually impassable from late October through late June or early July (depending on snow). This is bear country. It’s so named after the Sioux Chief Standing Elk.
Starting at Rattlesnake Pass, the road to the summit is 13.0 km (8.07 miles) long. It’s very steep, hitting a 15% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1094 meters. The average gradient is 8.41%.


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