Middle Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.652m (11,981ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.
Located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America, this infamous gravel road to the summit is bumped. It’s called Peekaboo Gulch road. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. Make sure you get your vehicle and yourself well-prepared before driving this road. 4wd vehicle required. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Expect a trail pretty steep. After rain, even a single rainfall, conditions of the road can be challenging. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road. The water of South Fork Lake Creek is not good to drink. It is acidic, and has high levels of aluminum, iron, and a little arsenic and copper. Do not take this drive if you have respiratory problems or any type of heart condition.
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