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Mt. Democrat, Mt. Cameron, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Bross
Park, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Ascending the trail from Kite Lake
Ascending the trail from Kite Lake

The day started off with a road walk, as I was unable to make it up a deeply rutted area with my rental car. Eventually arriving at the trailhead, the trail started off quite gradually as it worked its past Kite Pond. The climbing started soon thereafter, with areas of loose footing up to the ridge. There was also some loose footing on the ridge climb to the windy summit.

There was a little bit of exposure in places along the ridge walk up to Mt. Cameron as well. After crossing over the summit, it seemed like a landscape from another planet. The final push up Mt. Lincoln had some minor scrambling and occasional exposure.

From the Cameron-Lincoln col, it was pretty easy walking all the way to Bross, generally on a jeep road. There was a little confusion on the approach to Bross, as the forest service had a sign suggesting the trail to the summit was closed. It appeared no one heeded this warning, and no no trespassing signs were encountered.

The descent down Bross was white knuckle for me, as it was a very narrow footbed carved into a fairly steep slope of small, loose rock. Presumably one wouldn't slide to one's demise, however it certainly looked that way. Each slip was a bit disconcerting.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Mt. Democrat
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Cameron
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Brosse
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Parking Elevation: 11,420'
Time to Trailhead: 00:27
Destination: Mt. Democrat
Time Elapsed: 01:22
Trailhead Elevation: 12,020'
Summit Elevation: 14,148'
Vertical Gain: 2,128'
Destination: Mt. Cameron
Time Elapsed: 01:06
Trailhead Elevation: 14,148'
Summit Elevation: 14,238'
Vertical Gain: 888'
Destination: Mt. Lincoln
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 14,238'
Summit Elevation: 14,286'
Vertical Gain: 186'
Destination: Mt. Brosse
Time Elapsed: 00:44
Trailhead Elevation: 14,286'
Summit Elevation: 14,172'
Vertical Gain: 362'
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:00
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,214'


The Grays Peak Trail trailhead
The Grays Peak Trail trailhead

The sunrise from the East Face route
The sunrise from the East Face route

Ascending the East Face of Mt. Democrat
Ascending the East Face of Mt. Democrat

Looking southwest from Mt. Democrat - Click to enlarge
Looking southwest from Mt. Democrat

Looking back Mt. Democrat on the way to Mt. Cameron
Looking back Mt. Democrat on the way to Mt. Cameron

Looking north at Quandary Peak from Mt. Cameron - Click to enlarge
Looking north at Quandary Peak from Mt. Cameron

Looking back Mt. Cameron on the way to Mt. Lincoln
Looking back Mt. Cameron on the way to Mt. Lincoln

Looking east at the Montgomery Reservoir from Mt. Lincoln - Click to enlarge
Looking east at the Montgomery Reservoir from Mt. Lincoln

Heading to Mt. Bross
Heading to Mt. Bross

Looking at Mt. Cameron and Mt. Lincoln from Mt. Bross - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Cameron and Mt. Lincoln from Mt. Bross

Descending Mt. Bross
Descending Mt. Bross

Topographic map of Mt. Democrat, Mt. Cameron, Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Bross


Directions to trailhead: From exit 221 of I-70, take Route 321-Stevens Gulch Road south. Cars may not be able to make it to the trailhead due to increasingly rough road.

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