Trailhead:  Quartzville
Mosquito Range
 Posted By:  jefwerner
 Date of Info:  08/05/2012
 Date Posted:  08/05/2012
I found this TH to be quite confusing as there is no signage for parking or a TH. Only after the sun came up and we gained some elevation were we able to understand. After turning onto Crest Drive and going 0.5 miles, there are two options: a parking area on the right and following the road to the left. If you stay on the road, it splits just after turning onto it with a rough section to the left and a less rough section to the right. You can go either way, as they join back up. We took the smoother section and followed the road for another mile from the parking area and slept on the side of the road. As we climbed up the road in the AM, we went up into the amphitheater and started switchbacking up the shoulder of Lincoln. Just before taking the ridge, there is a sign and chain across the road. As we were descending, we saw a Jeep that had driven all the way up to that point. I would be wary of driving that far, not because of difficulty on the road, a regular 4x4 can make the climb, but because of the convoluted patchwork of private and public property.

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