Mount Elbert

Mount Elbert is the highest Colorado 14er and the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, yet the summit has been reached by Jeep and also mountain bike. There are three main routes up the mountain, all of which gain over 4,000 feet of elevation. The standard route ascends the peak from the east, starting from the Colorado Trail. Mount Elbert is a popular backcountry ski descent in the Spring.

Mount Elbert SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by eskimoto

172 people report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Jul 22, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Northeast Ridge, North Mt. Elbert Trail and Northeast Ridge via Half Moon Creek.

Others who’ve summited Mount Elbert

  • randalmartin
  • bfsmith
  • nmontelli
  • steelespam
  • DandyDon
  • BobbyFinn
  • flyfish72
  • melias
  • jbyrd
  • zcolob4u
  • susanjoypaul
  • awake
  • kayne
  • 14erkid
  • xpda
  • madeinus
  • MattAbbotts
  • TI83plus
  • triggerb
  • hurdles
  • amadisofgaul
  • mattdipaolo
  • StoneMan
  • OldNo.7
  • sli74
  • Shreddergirl
  • 123emma
  • Luckygs
  • HeatherPan
  • marmot
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Routes Used trails & approaches

19% Northeast Ridge

17% North Mt. Elbert Trail

17% Northeast Ridge via Half Moon Creek

9% Mt.Elbert Trail East side of Mtn.

8% North from Half Moon CG

8% South Mt. Elbert Trail

7% Main trail from the Northeast

5% Southeast Ridge via Black Cloud Trailhead

2% East Ridge

2% Southwest Ridge from Echo Canyon

0% Helgesen route

Comments

  • Shreddergirl Shreddergirl
    commented on Apr 15, 2011
    Climbed and had an excellent snowboard descent!
  • scott scott
    commented on Sep 2, 2011
    Elevation raised to 14,440 in 2002, see here: http://www.skyrunner.com/story/coheights.htm

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SNAPSHOTedit info

Elevation

14,440 ft / 4,401 m

Prominence

9,093 ft / 2,772 m

Height Rank Range

Sawatch Range

Location

Colorado, United States

Summited by

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  • eskimoto
  • scott
  • catamount
  • tdgrein
  • jswift
  • johnhrogers4
  • randalmartin
  • bfsmith
  • nmontelli
  • steelespam
  • DandyDon
  • COdeacon

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