Picked the wrong to do my first 14er. Near the top of the section the trail is very steep!
North Mount Elbert Trail is a 9.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Leadville, Colorado that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. Massive TH and went up South Slopes of Massive. The climbing starts immediately.
The area has seen a few tents pitched nearby. The weather was perfect, we didn’t long sleeve synthetic base layers, fleece, and a shell.
of the forest for timbering and grazing was retarded, which resulted Mount Elbert is the highest point of elevation in the state of Colorado, but the South Mount Elbert Trail is not technically difficult. Colorado at elevations ranging from 3315 to 6562 feet (1010 to 2000
From the ridge switchback, it is an easy (descends about 100 feet) 0.30 mile to the junction with the North Mount Elbert Trail. Dropped car at Massive TH.
Oddly enough, the North Mount Elbert Trail is not included on the map.
Get the forecast for today, tonight & tomorrow's weather for Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand. From the Lower Trailhead (Lakeview Campground) it is 1.85 miles to the Upper Trailhead or 6.05 miles, total. It's 20:53 in Elbert, USA right now.
The guide will familiarize you with the Mount Elbert Trail system and the area. Webcams come and go often, please let me know if you find one not on these lists. With urbanization, utilization settled with most population along the South Platte and the Arkansas The view and the accomplishment of hiking the tallest 14er was worth it. Looking up with over a thousand feet left to go still. A 0.25 mile climb leads to the summit ridge.
Walk or drive (1.85 miles) to the Upper Trailhead.
Peaks near Walsenburg in the south.
Acclimate, be a prudent mountaineer by carrying the ten (plus) essentials (including plenty of water), and be in good physical condition. Winds decreasing (gales from the WNW on Sat afternoon, fresh winds from the WNW by Sun night). After joining the Upper Ridge, the trail continues to climb (but not quite as steeply as before).
From the parking area and kiosk, the trail climbs easily for 0.15 mile to a junction with the Colorado Trail (and Continental Divide Trail.) Mount Elbert, 39.12N 106.45W, 4399 m Sat, 17 Oct 2020 22:18:22 UTC Sun, ↑ 07:17 ↓ 18:24
But 'easier' is a very relative term here.
I would recommend elevation pills, I’ve never used them but I believe it would help a lot. Along the climb there are a few good views to the south and finally Mount Elbert's East Ridge comes into view.
The trail passes the bulge on the north side. (719)486-0749, Summit Latitude: 39.11777, Longitude: -106.44475, South Mount Elbert Trailhead
The grade is mostly moderate, but it is enough to get your attention.
It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life.
both a water tower and a grain elevator. Colorado Mountain College Leadville Weather & WEBCAM.
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Once in the open alpine tundra, the good trail climbs through a series of switchbacks to reach the Northeast Ridge.
The trail is pretty well marked and easy to follow.
Bring warm clothes. Turn right on CO 300 and drive 0.7 miles and turn left on Lake County 11 which is a newly paved road.
The trail was quite busy. Parking is alongside the road.