The Highest Paved Road in MI is 700+ Feet Above Lake Superior
To experience the thrill of Michigan's highest paved road, your travels will lead you to the most northern point in the state.
While this drive might not rival the massive Pike's Peak in Colorado, spanning 19 miles of rugged mountain terrain with countless twists and turns and ascending to a staggering elevation of 14,115 feet, it undoubtedly stands as the pinnacle of what Michigan has to offer.
Where is the Highest Paved Road in Michigan?
Located in Copper Harbor, Brockway Mountian Drive is a 9 1/2 mile drive that offers breathtaking views of Lake Superior and thousands of acres of the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Brockway Mountain Drive is the highest above-sea-level drive between the Rockies and the Alleghenies.
The scenic drive runs along the ridge of Brockway Mountain on the Keweenaw Fault and climbs to an impressive 1,320 feet above sea level, 720 feet higher than the surface of Lake Superior.
Once you reach the top of the mountain, visitors get an incredible panoramic view of the area including Lake Superior, Copper Harbor, and Eagle Harbor.
You can travel Brockway Mountain Drive by bicycle but some say it's an absolutely brutal ride with extremely steep hills.
According to Wikipedia, Brockway Mountain was named for Daniel D. Brockway, one of the pioneer residents of the area. The road was constructed by the county road commission with funding through Depression-era work programs in 1933.
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