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Address: Leadville, CO

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Our first 14er

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

August of 2014. We took the North Elbert trail starting at 4:15 am. Summitted at 11:30 am and stepped back into the parking lot at 4:15 pm. It is a nice hike but be prepared for it it is more difficult than it looks. All the way up and especially on top the views are magnificent! I plan to come... More 

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