West Mountain

West Mountain

West Mountain is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.314m (10,872ft) above the sea level, located in San Juan County, Utah, in United States. It’s one of the highest roads of Utah.

Located in the Blue Mountains, the road to the summit is gravel, steep and rough in parts. It’s called Forestal Road 0354. 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.
Pic: Chandler Newby

 

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