- This event has passed.
4×4 Mount Princeton Ride
September 30, 2017 @ 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Time: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Recommended equipment: 4×4 vehicle and off-road driving experience.
Staging area: Avery Parsons Elementary School on Main Street. Staging at 8:15am, leaving at 8:30am.
Limit: 6 Vehicles
Mount Princeton (14,196′) is the most majestic and popular of the Collegiate Peaks, and the Princeton Chalet road takes you well above timberline on the southern slope of the mountain. The trail is in such close proximity to Buena Vista that within two hours you can look up at the mountain from downtown and then down on the valley below giving you views of nearly the entire county. The road will certainly test the nerves of even the most experienced drivers as it switchbacks its way up the mounting and then traverses to the south crossing a large avalanche chute before ending on a ridge below Tigger Peak. A chalet built by Young Life in the 60s still stands at the end of the road and is used by hikers and mountaineers during their adventures on the mountain.