Alma is a high mountain town, situated about thirty minutes south of Breckenridge. It’s the highest incorporated municipality in the U.S., at 10,578 ft.
It’s located just north of Fairplay and the intersection of Highway 285 and U.S. 9 in Park County. There are a few places to eat, dine and stay in Alma.
Hoosier Pass – This 2WD route north on US-9 crosses the continental divide on its way to Breckenridge. It’s open year round, weather pending. At the summit there are some trails popular throughout the year.
Mosquito Pass – This is a rugged 4×4 route over to Leadville, which requires a high-clearance vehicle and an experience driver. The beautiful former mining route is a lovely drive during the summer after it reopens for the season.
- There are a number of car camping spots on the road between Alma and Kite Lake. From Main St in town, take a left on County Rd 8. The road goes 5.5 miles to the Kite Lake Trailhead.
Read about the Camping near Alma, around South Park.
- In addition to Kite Lake mentioned above, the Montgomery Reservoir is a great choice less than 6 miles from town. Head north on US 9 toward Breckenridge. Make a right in 5.5 miles on County Rd 4 and follow to the lake.
Read about the Top 9 Cool Hotels by Fairplay.
Activities near Alma
- Breckenridge Fun Park (17mi)
- South Park City (5mi)
- Breckenridge Ski Resort (17mi)
- Bailey (44mi)
- Buena Vista (44mi)
- Breckenridge (17mi)
- Como (15mi)
- Fairplay (5mi)
- Frisco (25mi)
- Grant (33mi)
- Hartsel (24mi)
- Jefferson (22mi)
- Johnson Village (40mi)
- Nathrop (46mi)
- Shawnee (40mi)