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Democrat-Lincoln Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.4 mile 2.3 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 795' 242 m
Descent: -52' -16 m
High: 14,225' 4,336 m
Low: 13,442' 4,097 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 57% (29°)

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Leashed
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Trail shared by Tyler Prince

A mellow trail connecting 14ers.

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

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, hike 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 hike.

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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Oct 17, 2018
Shane McNabb
Aug 31, 2018
AMANDA STRAYER
Jul 28, 2018
Tim Lawler
Sep 5, 2015
Zachary Powers
1.4mi
Aug 8, 2015
Evan Daigle
Jul 11, 2012
Robert Beasley
Sep 3, 2008
Karl W

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  4.0 from 2 votes

#5

in Park County

#9026

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#5

in Park County

#871

in Colorado

#9,026

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Photos

Mt Lincoln trail looking at Mt Cameron, Colorado
Feb 16, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Heading east from the top of Cameron toward Lincoln.
Jul 17, 2017 near Copper…, CO
Turn left at the saddle between Mount Democrat & Cameron. Silver was first discovered here in ca. 1874. Abandoned mines are a regular feature. Stay on the marked Trail!
Oct 1, 2019 near Copper…, CO
The trail to Lincoln Mountain.
Aug 30, 2017 near Copper…, CO
Summit of Mt Cameron looking at Mt Lincoln
Mar 3, 2015 near Brecken…, CO
Abandoned mine shaft just below the Democrat-Cameron Saddle.
Mar 4, 2015 near Brecken…, CO

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