Mosquito Pass Topo Map

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This is the highest pass road in Colorado open to travel. Views from the 13,185 foot summit are impressive on a clear day. Legal side roads can be difficult, especially Birdseye Gulch, which includes a nasty mud bog. Great area to explore on an ATV. Seasonal wildflowers. This short-lived trail was actively used in the 1870s as the quickest way to reach western mining activities. Like so many of these high pass roads, travelers eventually found it easier to take longer but lower routes like Weston Pass. In the late 1870s, Leadville was the most famous silver mining camp in the world and by the 1890s, it was the second largest city in Colorado. Today, Leadville is home to the National Mining Museum. View mines from a distance—they are dangerous and private. The upper portion of the trail is narrow and rocky on both sides of pass but suitable for aggressive, high-clearance, stock sport utility vehicles. Road is closed when blocked by snow, which can occur well into late summer. Check with the Bureau of Land Management or the Pike National Forest for road conditions.
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Leadville, Colorado

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