Mt. Lincoln

MODERATE 4 reviews
#42 of 123 trails in

Mt. Lincoln is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairplay, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.3 miles 3133 feet Out & Back

dog friendly




wild flowers



If you drive up Crest Dr most of the way to the gate, this hike is short and pretty straight forward. It helps cut the time down if doing Lincoln, Cameron, Democrat, and Bross

7 months ago

7 months ago

Amazing hike! With views you'll remember forever.

Just understand that you're starting the hike at 12k feet so, depending on where you normally live, the air could be drastically thinner.

Make sure to drink plenty of water as you'll underestimate the need to drink. Also bring gloves and a beanie/hood for the wind chill.

Lastly, keep an eye on the weather as you won't want to be stuck at 14k+ with a storm rolling in. I'd recommend starting between 6&7am and you'll be able to hit all four summits in 6 hours.

9 months ago

It is a 14er.

2 years ago

Hiked up from Kite Lake, which now I think is closed. It was a good day for a hike. I did all three 14ers.