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Old 07-14-2014, 01:58 PM   #1
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Vacation i Alma CO - what to try?

'm from PA and our family is heading out to ALMA CO for our second Colorado vacation. Want to Hike Mt Bross and Lincoln but also looking for Jeep trails for mild adventure. (not ready for wheeler lake) Want to do some geocaching and fun roads with the family. I have a stock 2004 LJ with duratrac 31's. I'm a careful and safe driver but I am not an experienced jeeper (yet)

Wanted to do Mosquito Pass and the jeep road up to Mt Bross. Has anyone done them this year? Is it something I should attempt? I've been looking at trip reports and videos on-line but thought I'd reach out and see if anyone here has taken those trails.

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Mosquito Pass is still closed snow, but hopefully it will melt quickly. The Jeep trail to the top of Mt Bross has been closed for a few years. I'm not even sure if you can still hike to the top from Kite Lake or not (private property).

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Mosquito pass over the weekend.

Edit: yep, still snowed over in at least two spots.
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I've been checking on the hike to mt Bross. From what i see you can go almost to the top but have to stay off the summit. Saw a sign posted somewhere and I was thinking maybe you could go to the sign with the jeep... oh well i'll keep looking.

Is Mosquito Pass something that a novice could do if the snow melted? I'll be there in 2 weeks. I've also heard Weston Pass is more calm but has good views. Any suggestions?
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I'd definitely stay far from snow! Thanks
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Mosquito Pass is suitable for just about any stock high clearance SUV. A friend in a stock Jeep Liberty followed me up and over Mosquito Pass a few years ago and I saw a Liberty coming down to Alma last summer when I went over to Leadville. Skid plates may make contact in a few spots. Weston Pass is just a dirt road. You won't even need 4 wheel drive. It's long with lots of washboard, so IMHO it's not worth taking it. Better to go over Mosquito Pass and enjoy the view from there in both directions.
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Mosquito pass over the weekend.

Edit: yep, still snowed over in at least two spots.
Nice video. Good to see the drift isn't that big. Hard to imagine someone actually driving onto snow in that off camber situation. He's lucky you came along to winch him back.
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Old 08-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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We had a great time on the roads and trails in the Fairplay area. Went up Bross and Lincoln as far as possible. Did Mosquito pass and a few more trails\roads. It's my first jeep so I was really surprised at the places the jeep could easily go. Since I'm new to this almost every road seemed daunting but we took it slow and everything went great!
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Welcome to the jeep family.
Glad you enjoyed Colorado. I'm sure you will be back now that you got a taste of it.


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