This beautiful high-alpine tundra and Area of Critical Environmental Concern contains significant biodiversity. There are several small parcels of BLM land here, with unique geological formations and 18 rare plant species. This area is located near significant cultural attractions within the communities of Fair play (to the east) and Leadville (to the west). For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office.
Mosquito Peak is 2 miles north of Mosquito pass which connects Alma and Leadville. From the south it is 4.5 miles from the 285 Colorado 9 crossroads in Fairplay or 1 mile south of Alma. If you are coming from Fairplay, drive north 4.5 miles towards Alma on Colorado 9. Turn west onto Park County 12 towards Park City. Go through the town of Park City and continue on the road for another 2.5 miles and take the right fork in the road. The road is open for another 100 yards, park here at approximately 10,900 feet in the winter and in the summer to 11,520 feet.