Mt Democrat (14,148′) , Mt Cameron (14,238′), Mt Lincoln (14,148′), and Mt Bross (14,172)

Mt Democrat (14,148′) , Mt Cameron (14,238′), Mt Lincoln (14,148′), and Mt Bross (14,172)

DeCaliBron” (Mt Democrat, Mt Cameron, Mt Lincoln, Mt Bross) provides an opportunity to do four Fourteeners in one day. The linkup involves a fairly steep hike up Mt. Democrat, followed by a  prolonged walk along several ridges.

StatsRoute DescriptionDirectionsNotes
  • Trailhead:       Kite Lake
  • Round trip:     7.3 miles / 11.7 km
  • Elevation:       12,000′-14,286′ (+3,700′) / 3,658m – 4,354m (+1,128m)

From the Kite Lake trailhead, cross the creek and head north from the lake. Ascend Mt Democrat first, taking switchbacks to the saddle between Democrat and Cameron. Turn left (west) and scramble to the summit of Mt. Democrat. After enjoying Democrat’s summit, descend back to the saddle. Hike east to the summit of Mt. Cameron, which is not ranked but is usually included as one of the six unranked summits to be included in the 59 list.

From Cameron descend south to the saddle between Cameron and Lincolnon. Lincoln’s summit cap involves a small amount of boulder hopping and is the tallest of the group. Next descend back to the saddle between Lincoln and Cameron and traverse to Cameron’s east side to avoid having to re-climb to the top. Continue around the cirque to Bross. The descent down Bross is very steep, going down a scree filled gully.

The entire hike is at high elevation making it more strenuous

GPS track

My track up the 4 fourteeners.

Decalibron
Decalibron

Pictures

  • Kite Lake trailhead

    Kite Lake trailhead

  • Kite Lake

    Kite Lake

  • Sun breaking through

    Sun breaking through

  • Heading up Mt Democrat

    Heading up Mt Democrat

  • Looking back into the valley

    Looking back into the valley

  • Mt Democrat summit view

    Mt Democrat summit view

  • Next summit is Mt Cameron on the left

    Next summit is Mt Cameron on the left

  • Mt Democrat summit

    Mt Democrat summit

  • View of Quandary Peak on the way to Mt Cameron

    View of Quandary Peak on the way to Mt Cameron

  • Mt Cameron summit

    Mt Cameron summit

  • View of next summit - Mt Cameron

    View of next summit - Mt Cameron

  • Colorful scree/talus

    Colorful scree/talus

  • Heading to Mt Lincoln

    Heading to Mt Lincoln

  • Mt Lincoln summit

    Mt Lincoln summit

  • Mt Lincoln summit view

    Mt Lincoln summit view

  • Mt Cameron summit

    Mt Cameron summit

  • Mt Cameron summit view

    Mt Cameron summit view

  • View of Mt Bross - the next destination

    View of Mt Bross - the next destination

  • Trail from Mt Cameron to Mt Bross

    Trail from Mt Cameron to Mt Bross

  • Mt Bross summit view

    Mt Bross summit view

  • Mt Bross summit view with Mt Democrat right of center

    Mt Bross summit view with Mt Democrat right of center

  • Heading down from Mt Bross

    Heading down from Mt Bross

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