Mount Bross

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4.8/5 (22 reviews)
Alma, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 10/29/2023
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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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4.8/5 (23)
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51850
Impassable
Visited: 10/29/2023

12" of snow reported in Alma this weekend. The surrounding trails will be impassible with snow.
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3600
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/05/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran part of this to WP11 after doing Buckskin Joe earlier. I did not like the off-camber shelf road to WP12 so I turned around. Still worth doing for the views. I'm sure the off-camber part would have been fine, but it was late and I did not know if there would be more around the loop. The road up to the loop is a 1 with lots of potholes.
Trail Review: Mount Bross - Scott
Trail Review: Mount Bross - Scott
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/15/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Spectacular scenery. Caught it on a sunny afternoon with no winds! A bit rocky in places but the views… Neat little Bristlecone forest for pictures is lagniappe.
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51850
Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/30/2023

The last bit of snow was well clear of the trail today. I'd say it was clear a week or so ago. Great sunny day on the trails today. Just little dusty in the morning. But rain came later.
Trail Review: Mount Bross - Trint Ladd
Trail Review: Mount Bross - Trint Ladd
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Partially Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Snow drift still blocking road at waypoint 11. Like the previous reviewer I had the joy of backing down the shelf road from waypoint 11 to 13. Overall the trail is a steep and rocky one!
Trail Review: Mount Bross - Josh Spring

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