Chalk Mountain Road leads users through old growth spruce/fir forest and alpine meadows. The road provides good views of Mount of the Holy Cross, Chicago Ridge and Climax Molybdenum Company mining operations. During the 1970s, Chalk Mountain served as site of an observatory constructed by Louisiana State University.
Directions from Leadville: Chalk Mountain Road begins 9 miles north of Leadville on Highway 91 and ends at the top of Chalk Mountain.
May through September
(NOTE: Snow, mud and rock Falls may obstruct the road.)