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Mt. Bross + Mt. Lincoln

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 3

Ok, So this is a huge ride up two (2) 14,000' mountains. Its not technical at all and is all dirt road to old minning roads. BUT you get WAY up there! you dont need much skill, just alot of endurance and a big set of lungs. You also wount see another biker the whole time. Once on Mt. Bross head over to Lincoln via a more difficult rocky section, then grind/hike the last 100 or so of vert. summit #2 yea, then hike down a bit to pick up another minning trail, bomb 4000' vertical back to green things and ride back into Alma.
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Latitude
39.32633057389337
Longitude
-106.1282730102539
Trail Directions
drive to Fairplay, head N on hwy 9 to Alma. no real trailhead. Just start riding up buckskin gultch road from the small firestation in the middle of town Ride up it for about 3 miles to a right turn. From there head up for a while until you get above tree line. Keep GOing up and up, switchbacks from hell. Get a USGS 7.5min topo. there are alot of paths that dont go anywhere.
Trail Length
about 25
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Alma
   


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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 11, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: BRANDO ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
"BOY ITS GONNA DRIVE ME TO DRINKIN IF I DONT RIDE MY BIKE OVER BROSS AND LINCOLN"
As soon as I came over Hoosier Pass (hoosyour daddy pass) to me and saw those two peaks and that they were not locked up into some wilderness area, a huge grin came across my bald ass head as it was time to see what my skinny little legs were capable of. Good news--It wasn't so bad.
It's a long way too the top but worth every minute of it. Once on top you can see a lot of other huge piles of rock and dirt--Mountains--- and look down into the Bayou Salad. (If you don't know what that is look it up.) It's a fun downhill, flying by jeeps and other SUV"s poking along the rocky road. Remember my words choadstool-get to it or start drinkin!!!!!

Recommended Route:
I went up Lincoln then rode the saddle to Bross then screamed down Bross to the buckskin road. The rode up to Bross seems less steep and might be more enjoyable on the way up. On the other hand you get more length of down hill going the way I did it. Either way its cool.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
For a real ride do the Two Elks Pass trail near Vail Pass. It rules.



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Review Date
August 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: ClimbOn ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A fantastic ride! Great description above too. The best is the looks on the hikers faces when they see you on a mtn bike up that high, some think you're insane and others want to know the route so they can ride it themselves.

Recommended Route:
While up there tag North Bross, Lincoln, and Cameron as well. Why not, when's the next time you'll be biking at 14K?!?!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Other bikeable 14ers: Pikes Peak, Antero, Elbert.



Comments
dickone (08/31/2007)
what route up elbert is legall
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Review Date
July 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Stefan Griebel , from Boulder

Summary:
Great ride and great altitude! Going the other direction would be more difficult on the ride up as the mining road up Lincoln is quite a bit rockier and bumpier. It only takes 30 min. to go from the top of Lincoln back to Alma. I agree with the original poster - anyone with endurance and good lungs can do this ride. I would also add that it is very non-committing since you can turn around at anypoint and it's all downhill back to your car.

Recommended Route:
Take the buckskin gulch/kite lake road out of alma for about 3 miles. Turn right on FR 415 and go another 3.5 miles to treeline. The road switchbacks up to the Dolly Vardon mine at 13,300', and then angles across to a saddle between Mt. Cameron and Mt. Bross. Then up to Bross, backtrack down a bit to the saddle and over to Lincoln. Once on the road down, just follow the quartzville creek signs. Very straightforward. My odometer showed 21 miles.



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