Mount Bross

4.8/5 (16 reviews)
Alma, Colorado (Park County)
Last Updated: 07/28/2022

Trail Information


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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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (17)
Rated 4/5
Visited: 10/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was a pretty easy trail to drive. Any vehicle with decent clearance should be able to do this. Maybe some lose rocks and a few potholes/ruts would be the biggest concern for low clearance vehicles. I never needed to use 4wd. The views are beautiful! This is a great beginner trail to mosey along at a slow pace and take in the views and maybe even stop for a picnic.
Visited: 09/04/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

If you follow the path that Trails OffRoad has laid out it’s a fun trail for stock SUVs & pickups. However, it’s easy to drive past waypoint 10 and not even realize there was a fork there and soon you’re on your way up the summit road. It would be nice if someone would put up a sign, gate, fence... something at waypoint 10 to discourage people from making the wrong turn and end up regretting their decision. Trust me.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 07/31/2022
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/16/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Fantastic trail. The scenery and bristle cone pines are amazing. Drove to weather station and turned around.
Seasonal Closure
Visited: 04/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

We've been up Mt. Bross several times, but as of Aug 2021, there was a new, very bad off-camber spot as we ascended after waypoint 9 and well before waypoint 10. A runoff/drainage spot has developed crossing a few upper switchbacks, and we were the closest we've ever been to flipping our Jeep- and it's a LONG way straight down from that spot! For a fairly easy trail, I would recommend skipping the northern part of this 'loop', and we hope TrailsOffRoad can go back soon to add another waypoint specifically for this spot. By the way, the view from the top looking from the Collegiate Range over to the Mosquito Range and down toward Mt Lincoln & Alma is amazing!

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