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

180 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 31, 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, Northeast Ridge via Half Moon Creek and North Mt. Elbert Trail .

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

18% Northeast Ridge

18% Northeast Ridge via Half Moon Creek

17% North Mt. Elbert Trail

9% South Mt. Elbert Trail

8% North from Half Moon CG

8% Mt.Elbert Trail East side of Mtn.

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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