Mount Bross

Alma, Colorado (Park County)

Last Updated: 07/28/2022
4.9 / 5 ( 14 reviews )
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Highlight: Mount Bross
The Mount Bross trail will take you high up on the shoulders of this popular "14er" through high-alpine meadows and rocky, narrow, shelf roads. Naturally, this yields truly epic views. If you're hoping to "bag" Mount Bross, this trail provides nice, dispersed campsites that provide an easy approach for hiking to the summit. This trail also offers plenty of mining history. Gold discovered on the slopes and gulches of Mount Bross triggered the first Colorado gold rush in 1859. Why the signs never read Mount Bross or Bust is beyond us.


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1. Trailhead (0 mi)
CR 787 splits off to the right/north of CR 8. For the next couple of miles, be mindful that you are crossing mostly private land.

Directions to Trailhead

Starting Point: Alma, Colorado

From CO 9, just half a block north of the famous Al-Mart, turn west onto Buckskin Street. This is CR 8. Continue for 2.6 miles to an obvious fork. The lesser road forks to the right/north and has signs for Windy Ridge. This is CR 787.



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Q: I will be coming to Breck this summer with my SxS and would like to ride Mount Bross and Buckskin Joe trails. Where would be appropriate place to be to unload my trailer. Thanks in advance.
–brandon (12/17/2021)
–Trint Ladd (12/17/2021)

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Trint Ladd

Mapping Crew - Colorado

Trint grew up riding dirt bikes in the creek beds of the Texas Panhandle. While attending college in Colorado in the late 1990's, he saw a magazine article about a Ford Explorer four-wheeling club. He never saw his Explorer as an adventure vehicle before, but quickly joined up and caught the bug. With his engineering background, Trint has always respected the factory design of a good truck (and recognized when manufacturers put cheap parts into something marketed for off road use). "A good driver, with a well built, stock truck can do trails that would break a $50k, built-up rig with an inexperienced driver." He put that 1st gen Explorer though hell and it always held up, earning great respect from the "big dawgs" in the club. (And earning the nickname, "The Idiot Stocker.") The truck was christened "BamBam" because of the frequent sounds ringing out from the factory skid plates. Now that Trint is "grown-up" (quotation marks intentional), he's a bit less inclined to dent up his 2011 Toyota Tacoma, but still feels the same way about superior engineering. The "Stocko Taco" wheeled for over 10 years with no mods other than trail armor. In 2021, it finally got a couple of inches of lift... and a new name: "Taco Supreme." Trint's love for the mountains was ingrained at a very early age. 8mm film exists of 18-month-old Trint in a backpack on his dad's back while riding dirt bikes through the mountains of Red River, NM. Although Trint does enjoy a good, tough, technical rock trail, he can often be found on easier, winding, Alpine roads just taking the glory of God's country.
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