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South Mount Elbert Trail #1481

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 4.8 (15)
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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°)

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 15 votes

#236

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  4.8 from 15 votes
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#52

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#236

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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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Oct 6, 2021
Jason S
Early morning hike. 5 hours up, ~3hrs down. First 3/4 of the hole is relatively easy. Fort through forest, slight up grade. Last 1/4 was painful. L… 4.9mi — 7h 43m
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
Sep 5, 2020
marc g
Aug 9, 2020
Clay Stennett
9.8mi — 8h 00m