Emma Burr Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.692m (12,112ft) above the sea level, located on the border of San Isabel National Forest and Gunnison National Forest, in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. It’s one of the highest roads of Colorado.
Located in the heart of the southern Sawatch Range, this infamous gravel road to the summit is rough with several hairpin turns. A very steep maintained (jeep) trail goes almost directly over the top of the peak. It’s called Chaffee County Road 344. 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. It is subject to winter snowfalls with such a high summit altitude, and it can be impassable anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. 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. Always be prepared for winter weather, even in summer.
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