Mosquito Pass Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
#64 of 128 trails in

Mosquito Pass Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Alma, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

12.5 miles
3054 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash


nature trips

off road driving


trail running


cross country skiing


wild flowers



You either take Mosquito Pass Rd.,just south of Alma on Hwy. 9, or take 7th street out of Leadville, heading east.

off road driving
9 days ago

13 days ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Was a fun drive after a weekend of camping near Leadville

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
1 month ago

Great trip for off roading. It was my 1st trip with a Jeep I purchased. Rated at moderate in my opinion due to some difficult spots heading up the Alma side. This side kind of sneaks up on you as all of a sudden you are in the middle of a solid boulder field headed up to London mine. Pick your line and go!
Good time.

off road driving
1 month ago

off road driving
2 months ago

Was awesome but you couldn't go the whole way because wife thot it was to rough and there was still some snow the kept you from goin all the way through

off road driving
2 months ago

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Approached from Leadville. Spectacular. Neat history about a preacher bringing life saving drugs over the pass when Leadville was snow bound

Saturday, July 26, 2014

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.

off road driving
Thursday, August 29, 2013

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.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Thursday, July 05, 2012

off road driving
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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,