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Trail Ridge Road Crest - RMNP - 12,160'+ - Highest Paved Through Road in America, United States

12,160+ feet, 3706+ meters

This is a Provisional Peak entered by a registered Peakbagger.com user.
    Peak submitted by: Dave Covill
This peak, and its information, has not been verified. Editorial staff periodically review all provisional peaks and, as appropriate, move them over to the main peak database.
ElevationElevation in range between 12,160 and 12,200 feet.
(40-foot closed contour)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)40° 25' 43'' N, 105° 45' 35'' W
40.428523, -105.759589 (Dec Deg)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceColorado
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 8
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Description

This is the highest paved through road in America, per Gerry Roach and additional research. It is higher than the other well known passes in CO incl Cottonwood, Loveland, Independence etc.

BTW - Cottonwood Pass is not paved on it's W side.

Several through pass roads are higher but are not paved. Several higher one-way paved roads also exist.

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ProminenceClean Prominence: 0 ft/0 m
Optimistic Prominence: 40 ft/12 m
Key Col: 12,160 ft/3706 m
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