Fremont Pass is located approximately 12 miles northeast of Leadville. It is the site of the headwaters of the Arkansas River and the Climax Molybdenum Mine. The area is named for Lieutenant John Charles Fremont who explored the Upper Arkansas Valley during the 1840's.
The Fremont Pass area provides access to dispersed camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and four-wheel driving. For visitors interested in the industrial history of the west, Climax townsite and mine provide a rich background for further exploration.
Directions from Leadville: Fremont Pass is located approximately 12 miles northeast of Leadville on Highway 91.
May through September
(NOTE: Snow may obstruct trails and roads at high elevations during the Early Summer months.)