Lizard Head Pass, Colorado Colorado, United States
Lizard Head Pass at an elevation of 10,222 feet above sea level is a high mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, on the border between Dolores and San Miguel counties. Termed as "The Most Beautiful Drive in America" it is a spectacular drive.
The pass is named for a prominent nearby peak that is said to look like the head of a lizard.
The weather on this route is said to be harsh and highly unpredictable; it takes no time to change from bright sunshinen to mild or heavy snow. Best time to visit woild be from July to early August. High altitudes can be a life threatning factor.
The route is suitable for all vehicle types. Waterfalls in spring, wildflowers in summer, golden aspen in fall or a snowy wonderland in winter, it has all the ingredients to a spectacular drive. It’s surrounded with meadows scattered with wildflowers adjacent to spruce/fir and aspen forests with awe–inspiring backdrops of the snow covered peaks which make it more amazing.
The drive is definitely worth it.