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Mount Elbert

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Address: Leadville, CO

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Great climb, go early, hit the summit Pokestop!

We climbed Elbert today from the North Trailhead and really enjoyed it. This review is aimed at visitors to Colorado, and folks new to 14ers, as this was our first one. We are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon B
Concord, North Carolina
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Concord, North Carolina
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We climbed Elbert today from the North Trailhead and really enjoyed it. This review is aimed at visitors to Colorado, and folks new to 14ers, as this was our first one. We are a family of four: fit parents in our 40s, with 11 and 14 year old active boys. As you can see from my first pic, taken on... More 

Thank Shannon B
Keystone, Iowa
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We climbed this with our 16 and 18 year old daughters. Started at the Black Cloud trailhead about 7am and got back in 8 hours 18 minutes. We even got snowed on on our way back down.

Thank mjasnd
Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Slept in the dispersed camping at the bottom of the mountain got up very early to go up the mountain. It was really dark and went straight when I should have turned left near the entrance of the trail. Hiked for 2-1/2 hours up the sometimes very steep "wilderness" trail when I went above the tree line and realized my... More 

Thank Wayne R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dad and I were staying in Breckenridge and I desperately wanted to climb to the top. We left around 7:30 am and arrived close to 9:50. As we were hiking up there were already people coming down. They said they started around 5 am. It took us around 2 1/2 hours to make it past the tree line. I... More 

Thank Maria P
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from Indiana... and we stayed in Colorado Springs 5 days prior to our Mt Elbert excursion. My 17 year old son went up to the summit like a deer... my 20 year old arrived shortly after in under 4 hours - they are both in great condition and had no problems with the ascent. I thought I was... More 

Thank DP77777
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, I didn't run up it with my mountain bike on my shoulder like people that passed us on their way down as we climbed slowly up, but we made it. Great trails, great views and a great accomplishment.

Thank ndazcom
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set out early to take the south Mount Elbert Pass up to the top of the highest fourteener in CO. It was a bit of a struggle the last hour or so, but most of the hike is actually fairly gradual and the views from most points are simply spectacular. I don't consider myself a hiker at all, and... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We drove from Aspen to Leadville through amazing terrain including Independence Pass and Mt. Elbert. The roads are narrow and limited to vehicles under 35 feet which is still too long for those roads.

Thank Dianne W
Queens, NY
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We hiked the South Trail up Mt. Elbert on May 31, 2016. Before we went, there were very mixed advice from local folks about what conditions would be. For instance, we could not get a consensus on whether snow shoes or crampons would be advisable given the amount of snow. As it was, we were able to summit without snow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We'll be back in better weather to climb it. It's a simple enough climb, but you have to be ready to persevere. Can't do it in Spring, and it's been a few since I climbed it last, so I'll update this later this year. For now, it was nice to go to trailhead and look it over. It's a beautiful... More 

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