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"MT ELBERT" Top 5 Page for this destination Colorado Off The Beaten Path Tip by mtncorg

Colorado Off The Beaten Path: 130 reviews and 182 photos

  Bristlecone pine high along the trail up Mt Elbert
by mtncorg

Mt Elbert at 14.433 feet, is the King of both the mighty Sawatch Range and of all of Colorado. A couple of trails will take you to its barren top. It is a hard hike - start early in the day to avoid afternoon thunderstorms and take lots of water. Remember to breathe deeply - the air up here is very thin! On the south side of Elbert, CO 82 runs over the very scenic Independence Pass -12095 feet high - among some of the highest mountains in Colorado, the back way into Aspen during the summertime.


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  • Written Mar 19, 2004
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