Mosquito Peaks

Description:

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 signficant cultural attractions within the communities of Fairplay (to the east) and Leadville (to the west).

Directions:

From Fairplay, go west on Mosquito Pass Road for about 10 miles.

Phone:

719-269-8500

Email:

jlenard@blm.gov

Address:

BLM Royal Gorge Field Office 3028 East Main Street Canon City, CO 81212

Activities:

Camping Hiking Off Highway Vehicle Wildlife Viewing

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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