Democrat Mountain

Total Miles
4.5

Elevation

3,503.34 ft

Duration

3.5 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Difficult

Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

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.

Photos of Democrat Mountain

Democrat Mountain
Democrat Mountain
Democrat Mountain

Difficulty

Difficult. Rocky and steep with a few tight switchbacks. Hardest part is a steep, narrow, loose rocky section.

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Dillon Weigel
Apr 14, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Broken Down Vehicle
Abandoned Tesla blocking path less than a mile up, another 4x4 stuck further up
Austin Metzger
Sep 02, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Bato Unen
Jul 04, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Joshua Canter
Jun 25, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal

Access Description

From Empire, head south on Main Street from the center of town. Continue 1.2 miles to wide spot at rock outcrop.

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