Mount Elbert via the Mount Elbert Trail

Trip Date:Sep-17-2000
Trailhead Name:South Mount Elbert 4WD
Trailhead Elevation:10,770 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,660 Feet
Route Name:East Ridge
Round Trip Length:7.5 Miles
Trip Duration:5h 00m
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Mount Elbert

Elevation:14,433 Feet Mount Elbert
Rank:1st of 54
Range:Sawatch
A hiker (Bill) who caught up to us... The city of Leadville at 10,200 feet. A lot of the trail was an old road.
A hiker (Bill) who caught up to us... The city of Leadville at 10,200 feet. A lot of the trail was an old road.
South Mt. Elbert (Elev. 14,134 ft.) Mt. Massive (Elev. 14,421 ft.) - 2nd highest. Our new friend Bill on the summit of Elbert.
South Mt. Elbert (Elev. 14,134 ft.) Mt. Massive (Elev. 14,421 ft.) - 2nd highest. Our new friend Bill on the summit of Elbert.
La Plata Peak (Elev. 14,336 ft.) and the Ellingwood Ridge. Brian on his 21st summit. Twin Lakes and surrounding area.
La Plata Peak (Elev. 14,336 ft.) and the Ellingwood Ridge. Brian on his 21st summit. Twin Lakes and surrounding area.
More hikers coming up Elbert. Bill admires the view of the changing Aspens. We hiked through groves of Aspen.
More hikers coming up Elbert. Bill admires the view of the changing Aspens. We hiked through groves of Aspen.
Brian with Elbert as a backdrop. Brian hiking the switchbacks. The signpost on US 24.
Brian with Elbert as a backdrop. Brian hiking the switchbacks. The signpost on US 24.
Our Goal: Mt. Elbert
Our Goal: Mt. Elbert