Preserving & Enhancing
the Mosquito Range
Whether resident or visitor, MRHI was
organized by and for those who are passionate about the beauty and
fragility of our Mosquito Range mountain resources.
Our mission: The Mosquito Range Heritage Initiative, through
cooperative efforts, seeks to conserve unique natural areas,
preserve historic & cultural sites, promote diverse recreation and
develop community business opportunities.
Our Continental Divide study area spans the Mosquito Range Mountains
north to south from Hoosier Pass to Weston Pass, and east to west
from the Middle Fork of the South Platte River to the Park County
Whether the issue involves access to 14ers (14,000+ foot mountains),
preserving sensitive wetlands, rebuilding a well-worn trail or
saving a historic mining structure, MRHI is there. These precious
resources are the reason we live here…and the incentive for
worldwide travelers to select this as their destination.
Leashed dogs are welcome; Please carpool if possible
When: Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: FSR 423 and the Tie Hack Trail
Meet: At the Thompson Park Trail head, FSR 423 (off Brome Ct.)
Cost: $20/person or $10/kids under 16; MRHI members half price
MRHI is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization
This event has been permitted by the United States Forest Service
for use of the Pike National Forest.
Directions to the trailhead: From the stop light in Fairplay, go
south on highway 285 for 1.2 miles and turn right onto CR18. At 2.4
miles make a right on Coil Drive. At 3.7 miles, continue right on
Coil. At 4.2 miles turn left on Foxtail. At 4.3 miles turn right on
Blue Stem. And at 4.9 miles turn right on Brome Court which turns
into FSR 423. Forest Boundary/parking is at 5.0 miles. You can also
follow the brown Forest Service signs to Thompson Park.