American Flag Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.878m (12,723ft) above the sea level, located in Gunnison 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 the Rocky Mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. Impassable from September to July. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. A 4WD vehicle and an experienced driver are recommended. It is very steep and only vehicles with enough power should drive up it. The top is obviously marked with American Flags.
Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Most likely this road was created to get to the top of American Flag Mountain. There isn't mining activity along the road or at the top of the mountain.
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