Gold Hill

The road to Gold Hill in CO is not for the inexperienced

Gold Hill is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.752m (12,309ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary between Gunnison and Pitkin counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.

Set high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains in the Elk Range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It is called Richmond Hill Road. 4x4 vehicles with high clearance only. The road is impassable from October to July. July (may still be snowed in) and October (early snows may close the pass). This extremely fun and scenic trail connects Taylor Park to the south and Ashcroft/Aspen to the north.
Located within the Gunnison National Forest, the pass road is 46.34km (28.8 miles) long, running north-south from Aspen to Taylor Pass. High risk of avalanche.
Pic: Master T

 

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