Mount Elbert South Trail Head

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Mount Elbert South Trail Head is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Twin Lakes, Colorado that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, rock climbing, and camping and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3969 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

rock climbing

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

With an elevation of 14,400 feet, Mount Elbert is the highest point in the state of Colorado and the second highest summit in the contiguous United States after Mount Whitney.

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14 days ago

Went with my friend from Nashville and carried his backpack up the summit. Long trail, cool views of twin lakes

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16 days ago

22 days ago

Great climb. Beautiful views. Take your bug spray:)

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2 months ago

Had a blast. Quads are spent.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Was a great hike yesterday. Last 2 miles still covered in snow but manageable with snow poles and remaining in previous tracks. Heading out and back early really makes the difference. Nearing the summit, since it's all snow covered, the trail is quite direct and upward.

The worst part was heading back down when the snow was as melting. You'd sink down into the snow which could be to waist deep at points. I brought snowshoes, but just roughed it out through these sections, really an amazing hole for early morning .

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3 months ago

Fantastic hike! Great views, and challenging without being too difficult. Great for new 14er-ers. I would say Mt. Massive is the best hike in the area, but this is still amazing!

4 months ago

Tough trail if you are new to hiking maybe, but one of my absolute favorites. Twin lakes has great fishing and camping and I would highly recommend this if you are able

7 months ago

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Never ending false peaks with a good amount of snow year around for the last mile or so.

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Monday, August 08, 2016

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016