Mount Democrat (Fourteener), CO

US Forest Service

Mount Democrat (Fourteener)

The two-mile trek to the summit of Mount Democrat (14,148 feet) begins at Kite Lake, fourteen miles northwest of Fairplay via the town of Alma and a rugged 4-wheel drive road. The trail is on...[more]




Travel north from Fairplay to Alma. In downtown Alma turn left (west) on Park County Road 8. Travel approximately five miles following the signs to Kite Lake. A well-defined trail heads north from Kite Lake up to a saddle in the ridge about a mile away.

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