Darley Mountain

Darley Mountain

Darley Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.997m (13,113ft) above the sea level, located in Ouray County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado. Motorized vehicles are currently prohibited on the trailhead.

The road to the summit, located in the San Juan mountain range, is rocky and gravel. It is a large and wide mining road that zig-zags up to nearly 100 feet of the summit. 4x4 vehicle with high clearance required. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). There are evidences of past mining activity along the route. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The summit provides you with an outstanding veiw of the entire San Juan Range. The road is currently closed by a gate that is says "No Motorized Vehicles".
Pic: Roy O