Democrat Mountain

4.3/5 (19 reviews)
Empire, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 06/05/2022
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The trail offers you some nice views from a few overlooks and definite challenges for stock vehicles. The rough trail has access to some hiking trails and an old mine as well. The good and bad part of this trail is that it’s not often occupied, but it provides some of a challenge. It’s much better as an addition to your day with Bard Creek than a stand alone trail.

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Trail Reviews

4.3/5 (19 reviews)
Status: Open
Visited: 09/09/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Rocky and narrow much of the time, but manageable in a stock JKU.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/20/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

It’s a tight trail with little room to pass. I was the only person on the trail the entire time I was up there. It’s rougher on the bottom but was pretty easily manageable with 33” tires.
Status: Open
Visited: 06/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Free and clear all the way up. Have at it!
Trail Review: Democrat Mountain - Kyle Campbell
Status: Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/28/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Very pretty start to the tail with the overlook. A few decent sized rocks before the switchbacks. Snow drift blocked trail near the top.
Trail Review: Democrat Mountain - Orange Crush
Official Crew
Status: Seasonal Closure
Visited: 12/01/2021

Closed for the season! See you in 2022!

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