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Honestly, there are so many saying Bross is best now to start on - but it’s 50/50. I started on Bross, and I thought Democrat had the most rocks / scree, etc. it could also be that my legs were tired. So don’t worry too much where you start. Keep an eye on the weather. Cameron (today) was the windiest, so we spent 1 sec there and moved on. We started on a fri at 7am with plenty of parking and got back to the car around 1:30. $5 cash parking fee.

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no shade
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scramble
2 days ago

off road driving
rocky
3 days ago

Did half of this trail from Alma, in a stock 4runner. About midpoint on the trail just pass the lake on the right, there is a very difficult stretch. Steep, narrow, with large rocks and a dropoff to the left. Scraping will likely happen. I recommend having a lifted vehicle. Other reviewers on here make it seem easy, for the casual offroader, it is absolutely not. Some are claiming they did this in a stock pickup truck with no issues. I call either BS, or they got this trail confused with another. I witnessed 4 vehicles attempt, 1 passed. Great views.

My sister and I hiked this one! We’re both young college soccer players and found it fairly easy as far as 14ers go. We started at democrat and then ended with Bross which we liked however going down Bross down was steep. So it is tiring on the legs. We finished all 4 mountains in 5&1/2 hours. We did go off trail a little because we started at 5AM and the headlamps weren’t a ton of light. Overall really enjoyed this hike!!! It was really cold at the top of Cameron. And we ran into a guy who hiked Cameron a month ago and he said it was windy and cold when he went to. So just dress appropriately!

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4 days ago

Beautiful lake still has ice. Steep at end but very doable. Gorgeous views of valley behind. $3.00 fee for parking. Trail to lake is by restroom. Other side leads up toward Mt Lincoln. Fields of wildflowers are beautiful.

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private property
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4 days ago

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private property
rocky
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5 days ago

Being able to bag four 14ers in one hike is awesome. The segment between Bross and kite lake is going to suck no matter how you take it. It’s mostly loose dirt and it’s very steep. I wouldn’t do that segment without poles. The snow is pretty much all melted except for a small patch near the summit of Democrat. The stream crossing at the beginning is easily done now that the snow around it has melted.

The trail itself was fine and would have been enjoyable had it not freezing rained the entire time. If there’s a decent chance of rain I would not recommend going, it’s unpleasant and you risk losing the views at the top as well. Had I been able to see more than 40 ft from me along the way and at the top I think I would have enjoyed this hike! The decent is tougher because the footing on the rocks isn’t easy, if you’re someone with knee pain like me it’s going to hurt the whole way down.

Hiked this morning despite poor forecasts looming. Well marked trail. Did Democrat first. Weather looked iffy, by the time we got to saddle we decided to do Cameron and Lincoln. Could see showers around. So decided to back track and blow off Bross. Hiked the last 45 minutes in the rain. Great hike. Great views of course.

We did the hike counterclockwise starting at Mount Bross for Sunrise, which was magnificent. The majority of the incline is for Mount Bross, getting over to Mount Lincoln and Mount Cameron from there is pretty easy comparatively. Mount Bross’ trail is also loose sand/rock and incredibly difficult to get traction, which made it MUCH easier to go up than go down it. We skipped Mount Democrat as we’ve done that one. Unexpected rain started early in the morning so be prepared for any weather and keep an eye out. Parking fills up early, especially on the weekend, anticipate to see plenty of other people no matter what day you’re going. Overall, great views and great accomplishment.

off road driving
6 days ago

According to the USFS website, the pass is still closed due to avalanche damage, but is actually open all the way now. I drove it from Leadville to Fairplay today. There is almost no snow left. It’s an easy trail for a decent stock vehicle (in my case: Tacoma TRD OR). If you have a fear of heights you may have a hard time.

Alarm went off at 1:30 am, left Parker at 2:00. Made it to TH at 4:20. Lot was full and cars already lining the road. A lot of people camping along the road. Headed up Democrat first. Went off trail when we followed headlamps that went the wrong way right as the rock field started. Made it up in 2 hours and 20 mins. That wrong way probably added 15 mins or so. Cameron was next and harder than I anticipated. Lincoln after that was really easy and a great summit. Looked like rain was closing in from three directions and it started sleeting on Lincoln. Decided to skip Bross given the weather so back over Cameron. Was raining most of the way down Cameron to the saddle. Took 6 hours 50 mins round trip including time spent at the summits. Wife and daughter with me. Really great day despite the rain. Lots of people - not sure there was anyone left in Denver by the looks of it.

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scramble
7 days ago

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