Brown's Pass is accessed from the Denny Creek Trailhead off of Cottonwood Pass Road. This is also the main trailhead for Mt. Yale, but that's not on the agenda for today - ice picks required today. Brown's Pass Trail starts uphill at 10000' and doesn't stop until you reach the pass 3.5 to 4 miles and 2000 vertical feet later.
The drive up Cottonwood Pass Road
The trail started with a climb.
And crossed Denny Creek several times.
At times, it opened to views of the valley.
And sometimes views of neighboring peaks.
It climbed through Aspen groves.
And as the Aspen turned to Spruce, the forest floor became snow covered.
Finally the pass came into view.
The views from the pass...
Looking North, you can see the Three Apostles, Emerald Peak and Mt. Harvard.