Mosca Pass Trail # 883

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail begins at the Monteville Trail at the edge of the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The Monteville Trail is a self-guided nature trail. Interpretive booklets are available at the trail's head.

Mosca Pass Trail follows Mosca Creek over the route of an early toll road. Beginning in a steep walled canyon, the trail climbs moderately fast to a gentler, more open ground near the top. Beautiful views of the Sand Dunes and the San Luis Valley are seen along the way. Dispersed camping is allowed in the area, camp at least 150 feet from any water, and practice Leave No Trace ethics. Trail is available for hiking

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy

General Information

Directions:

From Alamosa travel east on Highway 160, 14 miles to State Highway 150, travel north about 18 miles to the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The trail head is on the east side of the road.

Alternately: from Alamosa travel 13 north on State Highway 17 to six mile lane, turn east and travel 16 miles to State Highway 150, travel north about 5.5 miles to the Great Sand Dunes National Park.    The trail head is on the east side of the road.

Alternately: from La Veta Pass, turn north on Pass Cree Road, travel 11.5 miles to Forest Road 407, travel 6 miles to Mosca Pass.
 


Recreation Map

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Activities


Hiking

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Backpacking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Day Hiking

Status: Open
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
3 miles

  Latitude : 
37.734414

  Longitude : 
-105.508494

  Elevation : 
8250 - 8720

 



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