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Address: Leadville, CO

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Amazing Journey & Summit

This is not as easy hike with snow present, I had also read all the reviews regarding the false summit and indeed it still suprised me. I stayed in Leadville Super 8 the night... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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alma, mi
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alma, mi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is not as easy hike with snow present, I had also read all the reviews regarding the false summit and indeed it still suprised me. I stayed in Leadville Super 8 the night before, and then headed up the trail. The road 125b will take you another good 2 miles up the trail it's totally worth it. This trail... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Breathtaking views and breathtaking hike. We did lot of research on http://www.14ers.com/ before planning for Mt Elbert. We stayed in Leadville for a day to get accustomed to higher elevation. To be honest we took more time to complete the hike than what we estimated. It was not a easy hike but not difficult either. It is a challenging hike... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Beautiful mountain, and the first one I have ever hiked. My boyfriend and I hiked this mountain and enjoyed it very much.

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Fantastic snow, all levels of terrain, green through double black and NO LIFT LINES. Less than half the price of the major resorts. I probably shouldn't even be telling you people about this place. No, I don't work there. Just don't want to ruin it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My first time summiting Mt. Elbert was 9/18/2001, a week after 9/11. We climbed to place a US flag on Colorado's highest peak and not a plane was in the sky. The perfect silence in the wilderness with nothing but the sounds of nature were astounding. It took us three hours round trip from the trailhead that day running. This... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The first real higher elevation snow hit while we were here. The powder was belly deep near the summit but we made it. Incredible views and smooth grades lead to the summit. It wasn't an easy hike in that deep powder, so if unless you have some snow-routefinding experience it might be best to wait until the summer. Definitely a... More 

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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful Mt. Elbert, Colorado's highest mountain, and Mt. Massive, the 2nd highest mountain in Colorado are visible from, and right outside of, Leadville, CO. Both are gorgeous mountains and climbable! Snow-dusted right now!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's not an easy stroll up to the top, but well worth the pain and effort. Parts of the trail are very steep and the weather changes quickly so be prepared.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It took us 7 1/2 hours RT from the upper South Mt. Elbert Trailhead that required 4WD to access. The hiking trail was well marked and not overly crowded. There was cellphone service at the summit! Staying at the Twin Lakes Inn, just 20 minutes from the trailhead was the best choice! It made for a great launch and landing... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Even though this is an "easier" 14er, it is still over 4,000 ft elevation gain, but that just makes the summit that much sweeter

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Address: Address: Leadville, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Leadville

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