Mount Lincoln, with an elevation of 14,286 feet, is the eighth highest peak in the state of Colorado and the highest peak in the Mosquito Range. Lincoln is usually climbed after Mount Democrat and before Mount Bross from a base at Kite Lake, but please note that, as of June 2005, some landowners are blocking access to Mounts Bross, Democrat, and Lincoln because of potential liabilities; prior permission is needed to climb these mountains.
Also note that bagging all three of the above Fourteeners in one day is a serious hike. The climb from Mount Democrat up Lincoln's west
ridge is class 2 with some scrambling and exposure involved. To reach Kite Lake, take exit 203 south off I-70 and drive down Highway 9
through Breckenridge to the town of Alma. Across from Placer Trading Company in the center of Alma head west along Buckskin Creek Road
(the creek will be on your left as you drive along that road). There is more than one additional creek crossing the road; 4WD and good
vehicle clearance is recommended to reach the Kite Lake trailhead (not to mention some cash; a nominal parking fee is involved). A
round-trip hike from Kite Lake covering Mounts Democrat, Lincoln and Bross is about 5.5 miles with 3,450 feet of elevation gain.
This page last updated 8/15/06