Brown Mountain

An epic enthralling road to Brown Mountain in Colorado

Brown Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.939m (12,923ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Tucked away in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, the narrow road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s called Brown Mountain Road. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). Snow is usually not plowed, so trail opens later in the season. It’s an old mining road. Along the way the trail passes historic mining structures. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. Conditions can change rapidly, be careful of the weather. Access through snow can change daily. The summit offers excellent views in all directions. Starting from County Road 10, the road to the summit is 866m (0.49 miles) long.
Pic: Tony Vazquez

 

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