A memorable road trip to Blackhall Mountain in WY
Blackhall Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.345m (10,974ft) above the sea level, located in Carbon County, in the U.S. state of Wyoming. It’s one of the highest roads of Wyoming.
Set high in the southeastern section of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range of southeast Wyoming, within the Medicine Bow National Forest, the road to the summit is a low maintenance gravel road. It’s called Blackhall Mountain Road (FDR 409). It was originally constructed to provide access to the summit in the early 1960's. Accessibility is largely limited to the summer season. It is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. 4x4 vehicle required.
The summit hosts a lookout tower. The Blackhall Mountain Lookout was constructed in 1963 to replace a smaller 1916 wooden cab. The summit offers visitors an unparalleled view for miles in all directions. For your safety, be sure to check the weather forecast before you begin your trip. If there is a thunderstorm in the area, please do not visit a lookout. The mountain was named after the first Forest Supervisor in the area, James Blackhall.
Pic: J. Belote