Mosquito Pass Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
#70 of 124 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.

12.5 miles 3054 feet Point to Point


nature trips

off road driving



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.

1 year ago

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

2 years ago

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
3 years ago

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.

4 years ago

4 years ago

off road driving
7 years ago

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,