Hoosier Pass was named because of its proximity to Hoosier Ridge. It is the gap between Hoosier Ridge and Mount Lincoln. The ridges as well as the Pass get their name from prospectors from Indiana who named it after their home state in the 1860's while searching for minerals in the neighboring Tenmile and Mosquito Ranges.
Hoosier Pass rises to an elevation of 11,541 feet. It's a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains of central Colorado, situated on the continental divide at the northern tip of Mosquito Range in a space between Mount Democrat in the west and Hoosier Ridge in the east.
The Mosquito Range is a high mountain range rising to an elevation of about 14,000 feet with Hoosier Pass at its northern tip. The range's peaks create a ridge that runs north-south for about 40 miles from southern Summit County in the north, and along the boundary between Lake and Park counties.
Highlights: Spectacular views of 14ers Bross, Lincoln and Quandary, mining ruins and Montgomery Reservoir and Crystal Lake.
Length: Approx. 4 miles roundtrip
Difficulty Rating: Easy
Elevation Gain: Approx. 700 ft.
Description: This is the perfect hike for those who want the exhilaration of hiking above tree line without the lung popping elevation gains often required to get there.
Directions: Head west on I-70 to the town of Breckenridge and Frisco. You will be entering Frisco first and then a few miles down the road you will be entering the town of Breckenridge. Proceed through the town and continue south on Route 9 from Breckenridge to the top of Hoosier Pass about 9.7 miles from the last traffic light in town. Parking is on your right at the continental divide sign.
We hope to see you there!