Elevation

14,440 ft / 4,401 m

#1 in Colorado

#21 in United States

Prominence

9,093 ft / 2,772 m

#1 in Colorado

#14 in United States

Summits

296 summits

#1 in Colorado

#27 in United States

Top climbing months

August   27%

July   22%

September  16%

Most climbed route

Northeast Ridge via Half Moon Creek

9.3 mi • 4,385 ft gain

Highlights

  • Mount Elbert is the highest Colorado 14er, the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains, and the 2nd highest peak in the continental US.
  • There are three main routes up Elbert, 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.
  • Despite its height, Elbert's summit has been reached by Jeep, mountain bike, and many puppies.
93 summits • 9.3 mi • 4,385 ft gain • 8 hr 5 min
19 summits • 7.8 mi • 3,888 ft gain • 7 hr 21 min • Class 1
8 summits • 11.4 mi • 4,980 ft gain • 8 hr 36 min • Class 2
7 summits • 12.4 mi • 3,696 ft gain • 8 hr 18 min • Class 1

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