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Address: Leadville, CO

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Great Challenging Hike Especially for Flat Landers

My husband and I are from Indiana, so climbing Mt.Elbert was a challenge for us. We did not unfortunately make it all the way to top because of a storm the blew in with lightening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I are from Indiana, so climbing Mt.Elbert was a challenge for us. We did not unfortunately make it all the way to top because of a storm the blew in with lightening and hail! We did make it above tree line but didn't feel safe going any further. It still was a beautiful hike. We are in... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Great place for beautiful drives and lots of outdoor activities. Leadville is a cute town with shops, good restaurants and many choices of activities, The hot springs are also fairly close

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We hiked the South Elbert trail early on a Thursday morning (July) and had the entire mountain to ourselves. It was the prettiest of all the 14ers we have done so far and was a very welcoming mountain in that there were no scary drop-offs and the trail very well groomed all the way to the top. Gorgeous views all... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I planned for some time to hike this tallest peak in Colorado. My first 14ers. We are from TN, so we came to Colorado 5 days before we hiked Mt Elbert to do some other hikes to acclimate to the altitude. Since we are in our fifties, we did some additional training to help our endurance and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Me and two other friends decided to hike this trail over the 4th of july wkend. we are from dallas, texas, so much lower elevation compare to leadville. we started the hike around 640am in the morning from the northeast mt elbert parking lot and it took me almost 6 hrs to reach to the top. 14ers.com ranks this trail... More 

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

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