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South Mount Elbert Trail #1481

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 4.8 (17)
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Map Key

4.9

Miles

7.8

KM

Point to Point

14,416' 4,394 m

High

10,527' 3,209 m

Low

3,888' 1,185 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

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  4.8 from 17 votes

#237

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  4.8 from 17 votes
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Photos

Panorama of summit.
Jul 10, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Summit view, Mt Elbert Colorado
Feb 16, 2015 near Leadvil…, CO
Top of Mount Elbert Looking at Mount Massive
Aug 16, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO
Awesome climb with friends!
Sep 14, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Gorgeous day on summit
Aug 30, 2017 near Leadvil…, CO

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Apr 1, 2022
Ryan Bowman
Started about 1.2mi from the actual trailhead as the snow was too deep even for 4WD vehicles. Bailed on the summit around the first saddle. 8mi
Jan 22, 2022
Brian Baker
Parking at South lot. Trail is broken in through snow all the way to the summit. Snowshoes and spikes recommended.
Nov 18, 2021
John Imbrie
A fair amount of snow on the trail but I never had to deploy my spikes 12mi — 9h 15m
Sep 5, 2021
Tina S
Owen and Eliana's first 14er!
Aug 24, 2021
Matt Hage
Family hike up Mount Elbert. Our 5 yo son's first 14'er. Great trail! 11mi — 8h 00m
Aug 23, 2021
Matthew Webb
Jul 19, 2021
Lynn Lester
Sharing this hike with Emma & Hannah experiencing gratitude and joy 11.5mi — 5h 10m
Sep 12, 2020
Dustin Long
7 hours exactly. Fresh snow cover made it a bit tougher. Trail work made exact mileage difficult (no GPS usage). Worth it though. Acclimate first! 10mi — 7h 00m