Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross Trail

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Mounts Democrat, Cameron, Lincoln, and Bross Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Alma, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3490 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowboarding

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

The trail is accessible year round through the Kite Lake Trailhead. The road near the top is treacherous, but easy enough to park a half mile down the road before that part and hike.

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4 days ago

Beautiful, challenging, surprising hike.

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4 days ago

Wonderful hike with some questionable grip on some areas of scree. I hiked this route counter clockwise to get up Bross first while there was some moisture still holding the sand and small rocks.

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5 days ago

The trail between Bross and the trailhead is really loose. Be prepared for that. Other than that it's a fun way to do four 14ers in a day

5 days ago

Start with bross, nothing but loose gravel so it's much easier going up that way than down!

5 days ago

We hit a storm after democrat. Bring rain gear.

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6 days ago

Start early, expect a crowd! But wow! 4 14ers in one go - a must!!

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8 days ago

Kind of a tough hike because it is very rocky and a lot of scree the whole way. Good because you can bag multiple 14ers in one trip! Not as beautiful as some 14ers or a lake hike. Worth the effort though.

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12 days ago

We were able to drive all the way to Kite Lake which was great. This is a great, but strenuous hike. The least enjoyable part by far is the decent down the loose rocks of Bross. There is no let up as it is loose down the entire decent. Views from all four peaks is very rewarding after the effort.

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12 days ago

Road to Kite Lake was fully open on 7/9. Some traffic on Democrat but less travelers on the other peaks. Trail conditions are dry. Descent down Bross is full of loose gravel ...easy to slide out. The challenge was sustained high altitude vs. a standard summit-and-descend hike.