Altitude 4397m a.s.l
Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in Lake County, highest in Colorado, highest in the Rockies, and second highest in the contiguous United States. It is a spectacular peak and has relatively moderate terrain to the summit, allowing almost anyone with reasonable fitness to enjoy the mountain.
There are five main routes to the summit, the two most popular and easiest are the South Mount Elbert Trail and the North Mount Elbert Trail, both being well trodden class one trails. These relatively easy paths to the summit are busy in the summer, attracting all types of hikers and climbers, young and old.
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