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Democrat-Lincoln Trail

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A mellow trail connecting 14ers.


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1.4

Miles

2.3

KM

72%

Runnable

14,225' 4,336 m

High

13,442' 4,097 m

Low

795' 242 m

Up

52' 16 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

57%

Max Grade (29°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildlife

Per the land manager, all dogs must be leashed. You'll see many dogs and few leashes.

Runner Notes

The run from the Democrat-Cameron saddle is steep but clear. Beyond the summit of Mt. Cameron, however, this is a relatively flat, high altitude, dirt trail scattered with rocks. An excellent run for the sure-footed and oxygen-averse.

Description

From the Democrat-Cameron saddle and its abandoned mine shaft, head right up the Democrat-Lincoln Trail. This will be fairly steep to start, but is less rocky than the trail up Democrat. Once it flattens out at 14,000 ft, it's hard to tell where the actual summit is - the summit is basically one big, rocky football field. After this summit, you're just about done ascending for the day.

From here, run down a gradual and clear trail before reaching the Cameron-Lincoln saddle. This is a slightly aggrandizing term, seeing as once you're here it's only about 200 vertical ft up over a rocky class 2 trail to the Mt. Lincoln summit. At 14,286, this is the high point of the run.

From here, most people will continue to the Lincoln-Bross Trail and Mt. Bross Trail to complete the DeCaliBron route.

Flora & Fauna

Up this high, there's not much other than rocks, pikas, and marmots.

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Shared By:

Tyler Prince

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in Park County

#12693

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#1,168

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Photos

The view of Mount Lincoln from Mount Cameron.
Jul 16, 2021 near Copper…, CO
Mt Lincoln trail looking at Mt Cameron, Colorado
Feb 16, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
A view from the saddle.
Jul 16, 2021 near Copper…, CO
A Mountain Goat on the trail near the top of Mount Cameron.
Jul 16, 2021 near Copper…, CO
Summit of Mt Cameron looking at Mt Lincoln
Mar 3, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Heading east from the top of Cameron toward Lincoln.
Jul 17, 2017 near Copper…, CO

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