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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.
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Elbert's East Ridge.
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Elbert seen from Halfmoon Creek.
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Hiking Elbert's northeast ridge.
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Elbert seen from the east.
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Elbert seen from the northeast.
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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.
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La Plata Peak, Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive seen from Mt. Bross.
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Elbert seen from the east.
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Elbert from 13er Mount Sheridan.
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A fall hike of Mount Elbert.
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Elbert and Mount Massive seen from the east.
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