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Mt. Bross
East Slopes from Mineral Park
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Difficulty:
 Class 1 
Ski/Board: Novice, D2 / R1 / II  
Risk Factors:Exposure: Low
Rockfall Potential: Low  
Route-Finding: Low  
Commitment: Low  
 
Trailhead:Mineral Park
Start:11,400 feet
Summit:14,172 feet
Total Gain:2,900 feet
RT Length:9.00 miles
Duration:User Climb Times
Author:BillMiddlebrook
Updated:3/2019
Weather:NOAA Forecast
Conditions:99 reports
Cell Signal:9 reports
Sheriff:Park: 719-836-2494
Forest:Pike
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Trailhead

Take Colorado 9 to the town of Alma. In the middle of town, look for a small sign for the road to Kite Lake. Turn here and drive a bit through a residential area. Drive just under 3 miles up towards Kite Lake and take a hard right onto Forest Road 415. Drive 2.75 miles to a parking lot near the Mineral Park mine in Dolly Varden Gulch. This is a large, open gravel area with plenty of parking.

Route

Taken from 13er Mt. Silverheels, 1 is an overview of this route. Walk up the road a few hundred feet and pass the Mineral Park mining area - 2. After another few hundred feet, there is a junction in the road - turn right and follow the road toward the Windy Ridge Bristlecode area.

Walk up the road and pass the Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine area . Above tree line, the road can be seen as it zig-zags up toward the summit - 3 and 4. Much of the route is visible from here. Follow the road for about 2 miles and, near 13,200', it will head left across the steeper terrain south of the summit. The road swings right and climbs above the Dolly Varden mine area - 5.

Pass the mine and continue on the main road to the east side of Bross - 6. Walk north and then west on the road. Once on the north side of Bross, the road heads northwest toward the broad saddle between Bross and Mt. Cameron - 7, 8 and 9. From the saddle, turn left (south) and follow a smaller road ( 10 and 11) up to the summit - 12.

Notes

Beware of 4WD vehicles on this road during the summer.
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