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Phone Number: 719-553-1400
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Beautiful summit hike

Hiked up to Mt Elbert's summit via Black Cloud Trail late June 2009. The Black Cloud Trail gives you the best bet for solitude, if your goal is to summit Mt Elbert. We ended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Imperial, Missouri
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Imperial, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Hiked up to Mt Elbert's summit via Black Cloud Trail late June 2009. The Black Cloud Trail gives you the best bet for solitude, if your goal is to summit Mt Elbert. We ended up having the trail to ourselves, and didn't meet any other hikers til we got to the top- the other hikers took the popular North Elbert... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This trail is worth it, but it is hard! There are beautiful alpine meadows. The top of the trail is extremely steep, and dangerous on the return. Be careful.

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Twin Lakes, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Black Cloud Trail is the shortest and steepest route to Colorado's highest 14teener: Mount Elbert at 14,433 (estimates vary slightly depending on source). It originates a few miles west of Twin Lakes off Hwy 82. It is a great Trail due to the following: (1) challenging switchback climbing combined with beautiful mid-hike flat walking through an immense pine forest; (2)... More 

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