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Mount Elbert - The Highest 14er in Colorado

At 14,438', Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in Colorado, the highest of the Rocky Mountains, and the second-highest in the contiguous United States. Elbert is in the Sawatch Range near the city of Leadville, a 2 hour drive from Denver.

Climbing Mt. Elbert is relatively easy compared to many other 14ers and you'll find a trail all the way to the summit, with stunning views over the upper Arkansas River Valley and across the expansive Sawatch. But don't be fooled — getting to the summit is an arduous trek if you're not used to climbing high peaks. It's one of the easiest 14ers in Colorado and sometimes a first 14er climb for beginners. If you'd like to hike this beautiful 14er, check out the list of routes.
  360° Panorama from the summit of Mount Elbert.
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Mount Elbert seen from 13er Casco Peak.
Elbert's East Ridge.
Elbert seen from Halfmoon Creek.
Hiking Elbert's northeast ridge.
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Elbert seen from the east.
Elbert seen from the northeast.
Hiking Elbert's east ridge.
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Elbert seen from Mt. Massive.
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Sawatch peaks from Mt. Yale to Mt. Massive. Elbert is right of center.
La Plata Peak, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive seen from Mt. Bross.
Elbert seen from the east.
Elbert from 13er Mount Sheridan.
A fall hike of Mount Elbert.
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Elbert and Mount Massive seen from the east.

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