Mount Mellenthin is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.262m (10,702ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, in the southeastern part of Utah, United States. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Utah.
The road to the summit, located within the La Sal Mountains, is gravel, steep and rough in parts going almost to the top of the peak. It’s called Forest Road 0129. Weather conditions can change quickly and be harsh. Road closures can be frequent. 4wd vehicle required. This exquisite winding mountain drive encompasses miles of stunning views. It can get very muddy and slippery after rain. Proper preparation is essential to having a safe, enjoyable trip on this road. As always, check road conditions before departing. The road is difficult and it’s a nightmare in the wet or dark (or both). Do not take this drive if you have respiratory problems or any type of heart condition.