3-day trip as we peak hop from Mt. Democrat to Mt. Cameron to Mt. Lincoln to Mt. Bross.
Trip at a glance:
Ready to test your level of adventure? Then join us as we scale four 14ers in one day! We will kick-start the expedition with Mt. Democrat and end at Mt. Bross. A perfect way to spend your Labor Day weekend as you enjoy the breath-taking views and socialize with other outdoor enthusiasts.
Hikers have to be in good physical condition.
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|Day 1 – Friday Aug 5th|
|05:30 AM||Hikers leave from Des Moines, IA for Fairplay, CO. Stop for lunch on the road|
|02:00 PM||Denver International Airport pickup|
|5-6 PM||Arrive at campsite. Enjoy a delicious dinner. Socialize and relax|
|Day 2 – Saturday Aug 6th|
|03:00 AM||Wake-up, enjoy a hearty breakfast|
|03:45 AM||Drive to Kite Lake Trailhead|
|04:00 AM||Start hiking the Kite Lake trailhead to the summit of Mt. Democrat (~ 2 miles)|
|06:00 AM*||Arrive at Mt. Democrat summit (14,148 ft). Enjoy the beautiful views|
|06:30 AM*||Start hiking the Democrat-Calibron saddle to Mt. Calibron|
|08:00 AM*||Arrive at Mt. Cameron summit (14,238 ft). Take pictures and enjoy the views|
|08:30 AM*||Hike the Calibron-Lincoln saddle|
|10:00 AM*||Arrive at Mt. Lincoln summit (14,286 ft.). Enjoy a packed lunch as we take in the gorgeous views|
|10:30 AM*||Hike the Lincoln-Bross saddle|
|Noon*||Arrive at Mt. Bross. Enjoy the views.|
|12:30 PM*||Start out descent back to Kite Lake trailhead|
|4:00 PM*||Arrive at the campsite. Relax, socialize and enjoy a hearty meal.|
|Day 3 – Sunday Aug 7th|
|06:00 AM||Wake-up, enjoy a healthy breakfast. Pack up campsite.|
|08:00 AM||Depart for horseback/ATV riding|
|09:00 PM||Go on tour|
|11:00 AM||Enjoy lunch at the ranch|
|Noon||Hikers depart for respective destinations|
*This is an estimate of the time it will take to hike to each point and will depend on hikers speed and overall fitness.
Saturday – Hike Mt. Democrat (14,148 ft.), Mt. Cameron (14,238 ft.), Mt. Lincoln (14,286 ft.) and Mt. Bross (14,172 ft.)
Highest Elevation: 14,286 ft.
Distance: ~7.25 miles round-trip
Route: Decalibron Loop
We will be camping at the campgrounds near Kite Lake.
Tents will be provided however each hiker will be required to bring their own sleeping bag and sleeping pad/foam.
Cost: $320** (from Des Moines, IA) / $250 (meet us at the campsite/Denver International Airport)
Price does not include:
The hikes are rated moderate with the highest elevation point approximately 14,286 ft. Hikers are required to be in good physical condition. If you have any condition that we need to know about, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The weather is expected to be in the mid-70s during the day and can drop to the low 40s during the night. Weather on the mountain is much cooler than at the campsite.
Due to the high altitude, hikers may experience various symptoms as their bodies adjust to the high altitude. The most common symptom is headaches. To help your body acclimate to the high altitude, we recommend taking Diamox (Acetazolamide). This is a prescribed medication. Talk to your health care provider to ensure that the drug is safe for you.
Due to the limited number of spaces available, please submit your application in by July 24th 2016.