Ptarmigan Peak

Ptarmigan Peak: Ultimate 4wd destination

Ptarmigan Hill is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.681m (12,076ft) above the sea level, located in Eagle County, in central Colorado, in the United States. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, on the northern end of the Sawatch Range, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. It’s passable by 4wd vehicles only.

Located within the White River National Forest, the road to the summit is 589m (1,933.99 ft) long starting from Ptarmigan Pass. Over this distance the elevation gain is 329 meters. The road is totally impassable in winters. From the summit you’ll have great views of the Gore and Tenmile Mountain Ranges. Mount of the Holy Cross and a portion of I-70 will also be visible.
Pic: Benjamin Cooperman

 

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