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North Mt. Elbert Trail - Highpoint of Colorado

An easy non-technical day climb, that is if you are used to the 14,440 ft elevation
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 8.7 miles
Duration: Full day
Family Friendly

Overview :  At 14,440 feet Mt. Elbert is the highest point in the Sawatch Range as well as the state. On this 4,500 foot climb you'll mostly be... more »

Tips:  From Leadville, drive 3.5 miles south on US 24 to CO 300. Turn right on CO 300 and drive 0.7 miles and turn left on Lake County 11... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Trailhead Gate

Plenty of parking here. No fees or permits needed.

2. View Towards Destination

Looking up towards the top above one of the last groves of trees you will pass through before being above treeline for the rest of the climb.

3. View of the Summit

Looking up with over a thousand feet left to go still.

4. Almost There!

The final slope leading to the summit.

5. Top of Colorado

The highest point in Colorado. You'll have great views all around and a cool view of Twin Lakes far below.