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Great climb!

Was on a back packing trip with some students and really enjoyed the climb, the view, and the... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2018
Arlington, Texas
Awesome ride. Be careful!!

Mosquito pass is not for the faint of heart. It is not for amateurs. But it is a fun long ride... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Leland L
Frisco City, United States
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Was on a back packing trip with some students and really enjoyed the climb, the view, and the history. Hit both peaks and climb Treasure Vault as well. The old mine about half way up is really cool.

3  Thank Astros80
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Mosquito pass is not for the faint of heart. It is not for amateurs. But it is a fun long ride from Alma to Leadville. It is a bumpy, narrow shelf road and NOT a gravel road. High clearance vehicle highly recommended as well as...More

Thank Leland L
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is a fun off-road trail. 4 wheel drive definitely recommended. It can get bumpy, rocky and tight at some points. The views are great. Makes for a fun trip from Fairplay to Leadville!

Thank MaureenJK
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visited Mosquito Pass and witnessed the solar eclipse from this point. View was amazing, road up was not real difficult, but hi clearance vehicle would be needed. 4 wheel drive might be an option depending on weather.

Thank BigL49
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A great experience in a historic part of the Colorado Rockies. Trail is rocky, steep in places, but passable for most 4 wheel drive vehicles with moderate clearance. Just take your time. Don't miss visiting Fairplay's Front Street South Park City to get the rest...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Went over the pass from West to East. Trip was great. Scenery is amazing. Road was in good condition for a mountain pass. Would recommend high clearance vehicle. We were in a Jeep, but an older gentleman and his wife were behind us in a...More

1  Thank McDonaldCrew
Reviewed 4 August 2017

awesome shelf road and experience. Great history of Priest who traveled it. If you have a 4x go on this trail!

Thank Vincent R
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I have driven this pass at least 6 times over the last decade. The scenery and flowers are always great in late July and early August. FOR A 4WD TRAIL, it has been in good condition on all the trips that I have taken. NOTE!...More

Thank Ralph P
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You need to go there only if you have an 4x4 truck, not reccomended for cars... think they pass by this way with dilligence for post office... amazing

Thank dpoi
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My first Jeep trail in Colorado! Starting out of Leadville was a rough ride but when I got to the top, decided to just keep goin'! Looped back on the highway through Breckenridge and hit the skatepark there. Great first day!

Thank FredG67
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24 May 2018|
Response from Astros80 | Reviewed this property |
I would carry them with me this time of year. I have found snow until mid June in years past