Elevation

14,440 ft / 4,401 m

Prominence

9,093 ft / 2,772 m

Summits

261 summits

Top climbing months

August   26%

July   21%

September  17%

Highlights
  • 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.
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