Mount Wilcox

Mount Wilcox

ount Wilcox is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.770m (12,368ft) above the sea level, located in Summit County, central Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Located in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, the road to the summit is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. High winds blow here all year long. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. It's an old mine road.  This road is rough and seems to get rougher with each passing year. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Mt. Wilcox was named after a methodist minister by the name of John Edwards Wilcox who was a prominant figure in the Georgetown area. Notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion. This drive demonstrates a prime example of the Rocky Mountain environment.
Pic: Paul Biwer