This description covers the lower portion of Mt. Bross to Windy Ridge Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area and Kite Lake (a different Kite Lake than Trail #20). Roads to top of Mt. Bross are on private property and are not legal forest roads. See 1000-year-old trees and great views at Windy Ridge. Kite Lake offers three “fourteener” hiking trails: Mt. Lincoln, Mt. Democrat and Mt. Bross. If you want to experience an authentic Colorado town, take a few minutes to walk through Alma.
Windy Ridge 6.4 Kite Lake 5.5