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Chalk Mountain Unimproved Road

Beginning Elevation: 10,600 Feet (3304.2 Meters) Highway 91
Elevation Gain: 1,417 Feet (441.7 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 12,017 Feet (3745.9 Meters) Chalk Mountain
Length, One-way: 2.9 Miles (4.83 Kilometers)
Road Number: 134




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General Description

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.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: May through September (NOTE: Snow, mud and rock Falls may obstruct the road.) .



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Difficulty: Easy
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 2.9 mi. Old growth forests & alpine meadows. Good views. Near Leadville.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Chalk Mountain Unimproved Road
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Chalk Mountain Road
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Chalk Mountain Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Chalk Mountain Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Chalk Mountain Road
Yes



Related Activities
Freemont Pass General Forest Area - Fremont Pass is located approximately 12 miles northeast of Leadville. It is the site of the headwaters of the Arkansas River and the Climax Molybdenum Mine.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612

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