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Mosquito Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 13,185 ft (4.019 m),located in the Mosquito Range of central Colorado in the United States. This road has humbled many egos. It’s not for the sissies and shouldn’t be attempted by novice drivers. The road is in dreadful condition and requires strong nerves to negotiate it. It’s one of the highest mountain passes of Colorado.

Mosquito pass travels from Colorado Highway 9 north of Fairplay over to the town of Leadville. It is a two way road, although it is tight in some spots and may require careful maneuvering to pass oncoming traffic.It is traversable only on foot or with a proper four-wheel drive vehicle. 2WD vehicles will find it difficult due to the stream crossings and high rocky sections. It’snicknamed the “highway of the frozen death”. The pass lies on the boundary between Lake and Park counties between Leadville (west) and Fairplay (east).

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