Ptarmigan Hill is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.681m (12,076ft) above the sea level, located in Eagle County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
The road to the summit, located in the Rocky Mountains, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. One mistake can have serious consequences. Road conditions are always changing. The road is usually impassable from October to June (weather permitting). The road to the summit starts from Ptarmigan Pass. 4x4 vehicle required. A traveler on this road must be experienced and completely devoted to safe, slow and obstacle-conscious driving to deter danger. This is definitely not a Sunday drive. The steep drive will take some skill, some patience, and some tolerance for vertigo. From the summit of Ptarmigan Hill, you will have great views of the peaks 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