The Mosquito Range contains spectacular alpine and sub alpine public lands, and is adjacent to over 7,900 acres of National Forest lands. This area exhibits outstanding ecologic, cultural and recreation resources.
This unique landscape encompasses several 13,000 foot peaks, and the "14er," Mount Sherman (14,036 feet). Also, the area has the highest vehicle route in the country, cresting at nearly 13,200 feet. The Mosquito Range's alpine tundra and adjoining forests are one of Colorado's botanical treasures, supporting an extraordinarily high concentration of rare plant species. The Mosquito Range contains remnants of Colorado's historic mining country, including the Paris Mill, constructed in 1894 and is listed on the National Register.
Elevation: 13,000 to 14,000 feet
Things to do: Hiking, fishing, camping, rock climbing, off-highway vehicle driving, rock hounding, and winter snow sports.