Mount Mamma

Mount Mamma

Mount Mamma is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.842m (12,604ft) 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 Mountains of Central Colorado, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is impassable from September to July. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. The road ends at an abandoned mine on the southeastern slopes of the mountain. A 4WD vehicle and an experienced driver are 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. It’s an old mine road. You will have good views of some of the high peaks of the area including Cronin Peak, Mt. Antero and Grizzly Mountain.
Pic: Patricia Henschen