Boulder has America’s Steepest County Road
Lickskillet Road (Boulder County Road 89) is said to be America’s steepest county road, with an average gradient of 14.2% (and grades up to around 18%) over a mile of well-graded dirt road. The road’s highest point is in the town of Gold Hill, at an elevation of 8286 feet.
How did the name Lickskillet come about?
According to legend, a group of campers prepared a large meal. One camper arrived late, and when he went looking for food, all he found was an empty skillet. He licked the skillet because he was hungry, and the community has been known as Lick Skillet ever since.