Mosquito Pass Auto Tour


Area Status: Open

Mosquito Pass Auto Tour is a 9 1/2-mile interpretive route north of Fairplay to the summit of Mosquito Pass on the way to Leadville. It is moderate to difficult, steep and very rocky, and a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Mosquito Pass is usually only open for six to eight weeks after the snow melts in July.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Mosquito Pass is open for the season until the snow falls.
Closest Towns: Fairplay and Leadville
Information Center: South Park Ranger District 719 836-2031

General Information

Directions:

From Fairplay, follow Colorado Highway 9 north for 4 1/5 miles to County Road 12 (Mosquito Pass Road) and turn left.  The tour begins quickly after turning off Highway 9.


General Notes:

Download an interpretive auto tour brochure for Mosquito Pass.  Brochures are also available at the South Park Ranger District in Fairplay.


Activities

Scenic Driving

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