Wise Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.675m (12,057ft) above the sea level, located in Summit County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The road to the summit is dangerously steep with big loose rocks. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.
Located in the Rocky Mountains, the road to the summit is called Wise Mountain Road #356. It’s very rough, tippy and bumpy at times. The road is usually impassable from November to May. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Very steep with big loose rocks. Relly tough. The road to the summit climbs up to 3.854m (12,644ft) shortly before the peak. The trail provides access to many other trails as well. It’s an old mine road.
The trail is narrow with few places for passing so meeting someone can be a challenge. In order to drive this road up, you need a 4x4 vehicle with high clearance! The trail is very steep. Views are spectacular in all directions. If you decide to make the journey, make sure you have a vehicle that can handle it and proper equipment in case you get stuck. The trail follows numerous remnants of Colorado's mining heritage. Near the summit there’s a mountain cabin built in 1878 for use by the Wise Mountain Silver Mining Claim. Currently, the cabin is used as an emergency shelter and kept stocked year-round.