Democrat Mountain

Climb to the top of Democrat Mountain.

Total Miles


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3 to 4 Hours
Technical Rating
5 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

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Trail Overview
Democrat Mountain
You will be at the top of the mountain, although you'll be able to see Republican Mountain, which is taller, further ahead. Some of the higher terrain in this area is actually private mining land. Be sure to stay on the legal route. The Scepire Mine is one of the best features of the trail and is located on private property, so you may have to hike to it. Open all year.
Getting There
From Empire, head south on Main Street from the center of town. Continue 1.2 miles to wide spot at rock outcrop.
Contact for Current Conditions
Arapaho N.F.
Clear Creek R.D.
(303) 567-3000