Bonita Peak is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.759m (12,332ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, in southwest Colorado, USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
The road to the summit, located in the San Juan Mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). 4x4 vehicle required. Drive with care as this is a mine road with dangerous dropoffs. Due to the high elevations and exposure, the road is subject to strong winds and rapid weather changes. Be prepared for the cold and wind! High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. Adverse weather conditions can prompt closure of the road. It can often be treacherous, with ice and snow accumulating even in the summer, so exercise caution as you make your way.
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