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Mt. Princeton

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Location Buena Vista, CO
Rating Moderate,
Length 5.4mi
Time 3hrs

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Popular 4×4 road climbs to high mountain chalet.

A popular tourist road because of its easy access. A relatively short drive to outstanding views. Road does not go all the way to top. Enjoy famous Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. A few small camp spots along route. Unlicensed vehicles are allowed, but area can get congested. USFS chalet at end of road is open to public.


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Most of the road is easy except near top. Narrow shelf road may be intimidating to some. Most stock SUVs can do it. Low range is required for steep climbs. Snow may block trail in June.






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Submitted by Andy
I rode up Mount Princeton Rd in my Jeep Gladiator on Sep 8, 2022. I loved the drive. Along the way I saw hikers, mountain climbers, and a few Wheelers. The road was in great shape. The lower half is dirt. The upper part is a little rocky. The last half mile is across a scree field reminiscent of Ophir Pass. I was lucky that when I met traffic that we could easily find a place to pass each other. Most of the road is narrow. I’d love to go back but I would want to do it when there is a lot of traffic.


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