Mosquito Pass Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alma, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.
off road driving
cross country skiing
You either take Mosquito Pass Rd.,just south of Alma on Hwy. 9, or take 7th street out of Leadville, heading east.
Approached from Leadville. Spectacular. Neat history about a preacher bringing life saving drugs over the pass when Leadville was snow bound
Great pass! very scenic, amazing views, a rocky ride featuring a few switch backs a few lakes and some abandoned mines! It took me 3 hours overall to complete the pass with lots of stops for pictures. 4x4 With high clearance preferred as their are a few rock/boulder areas as you climb to the summit from Fairplay to Leadville.
07' FJ Cruiser 2" level kit 33's light skidplate dents.
Smiling the entire way.
What a blast. We entered the trail from the Leadville side (prefer ascend while doing the switchbacks); great views, a few large snowfields still around. Definitely need a 4WD with some decent clearance. Large embedded rocks, ruts, etc. Comes out just south of Alma (north of Fairplay) on Hwy 9.
I did not make it over this one, the snow was still too deep and my CRV not high enough. Someday! One way-if you can't do it must back down a narrow drop off rock road,