Cronin Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.842m (12,604ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee 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 southern Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s a road that remain from the old mining days in the shadows of Mount Antero. The road is impassable from September to July. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. The climb requires a higher clearance 4x4 vehicle at a minimum. Wet conditions may make for tough driving along the muddy road. You will have good views of some of the high peaks of the area. Located in the San Isabel National Forest, the peak was named in honor of Mary Cronin, who in 1934 become the first woman to climb all 53 Colorado fourteeners.
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