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Address: Leadville, CO

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Excellent for Thrill Seekers and people who don't mind bumps and going slow

There were some parts where I would have preferred to walk instead of staying in the car. Lots of hairpin turns. Took a long time but the trip was worth it in the end.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2016
Aimeehd
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45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

There were some parts where I would have preferred to walk instead of staying in the car. Lots of hairpin turns. Took a long time but the trip was worth it in the end.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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175 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Mosquito Pass is a high mountain pass between Fairplay and Leadville that is rich in mining history. The trail itself is moderately difficult for stock 4x4 vehicles and can be dangerous, so should be travelled cautiously and never alone. Often the snow in the higher elevations does not clear until mid-summer, so the season for driving the pass is very... More 

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colo. springs
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Have tried this pass twice always covered in snow, the road is really rough and I travel Colorado passes a lot. I suggest high clearance or jeep or atv. Not really an enjoyable pass like the San Juans. Lots of mines along the way.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved our drive today from Leadville to Alma- this is a gorgeous pass but needs a serious off road vehicle to do it safely- not a cloud in the sky, wildlife and great of mine scenery- love it!

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Dillon, Colorado
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Nice trip for a real 4wheel drive. Mining relics were especially interesting for the guys. Father Dyer's gravestone is at the top. Should read a bit of the history to appreciate it and read the signs. Fun to drive early and end in Leadville for breakfast/lunch.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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179 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Great trip over the pass. Wonderful views and history. Get the auto tour brochure from the forest service office before going. Requires good 4 wheel drive and skills.

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Frisco, Colorado
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113 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Really cool pass. I have a 2008 4wd 4runner limited. Clear day...no snow on pass....pushed truck to the limit but fun drive...great views. Tougher on Fairplay side...cool mines. Take it slow!

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Knoxville
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145 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Never attempt this without a very good 4 wheel drive vehicle and asking locally about conditions. I have been there about five times and have not been able to get there about five other times because of bad conditions. But if you can make it you will be very glad you did: the experience, the scenery, the history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing ride! We went with a 4 seat polaris razor. They kids loved the ride. It was a bit cold at the top, over 13000 feet. But the kiddos loved playing it the snow that was still present in July. The trail is on the edge of a steep mountain most of the way up, and pretty... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place for 4wd in summer but needs good high clearance vehicle. Runners like the road also to test your lungs. In winter can XC ski, snowshoe or snowmobile on road that gets groomed often up to Birdseye saddle at about 12100ft. Great view of Mosquito range and Sawatch range with many 14teeners visible including CO two highest peaks and... More 

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