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Drink, drink to stave off altitude sickness!

My sister, son and husband climbed Mt Elbert. For the boys, this was their second attempt to climb... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Kelly J
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Hernando, Mississippi, United States
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I summited Mt. Elbert 10 days ago for the second time. I'd forgotten what a long slog it can be... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Walter L
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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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“tree line” (20 reviews)
“highest peak” (12 reviews)
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Leadville, CO
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My sister, son and husband climbed Mt Elbert. For the boys, this was their second attempt to climb Mt Elbert, Colorado's highest peak. their 1st failed in 2015 where they tried from the Inn just outside of Twin Lakes. That trail was too hard so...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I summited Mt. Elbert 10 days ago for the second time. I'd forgotten what a long slog it can be, especially the descent. I led a group of 6 other first time 14'er hikers and it was a magnificent day in the splendor of the...More

Thank Walter L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I'm afraid of heights. But you should go. I loved it anyway. Whether you are camping nearby, or staying in Leadville this is a place of beauty.

Thank Vanessa N
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I did the north side trail head. Overall, a nice hike that will indeed give you the body and lung work out. Once out of the trees, the trail gets even steeper. The views are grand and meeting lots of great people make this a...More

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This mountain is highly accessible, and has several well established trails to get to the top. We underestimated the impact of the altitude, which slowed us down considerably. If you're coming from low altitude like we were, don't try to tackle this peak until you're...More

1  Thank Brent K
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We had an awesome time climbing this peak on a 13 mile round trip from the Lake View Camp grounds area. Note that this is not an easy climb and we saw many unprepared hikers. Start early and bring lots of water! Must be below...More

2  Thank Lee E
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Many people use the North Trailhead to get to Mt. Elbert. The South Trailhead from the Twin Lakes area is slightly easier. Best to start at dawn if not sooner if you are a slow hiker or just like to take it all in and...More

4  Thank Sprockets8000
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went to the top of Mount Elbert with my two teenage kids aged 16 and 13. We went up the northeast trail. Coming from sea level in Houston, Texas it was a tough hike at altitude but worth it. We arrived just before 7:00 am...More

8  Thank slimshead
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

A great Class 1 Fourteener for anyone who wants to bag the second highest peak in the lower 48. The trailhead parking lot has bathrooms for men and women and is well maintained. The hike to the tree line is well worn with switchbacks. Make...More

3  Thank RTKDMD
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Enjoy absolutely spectacular views. Interesting ride to get there. Take your camera and wear solid shoes.

Thank TravelPansy
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eveysimm
27 July 2017|
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Response from RTKDMD | Reviewed this property |
I wore Salomon trail running shoes, shorts and two top layers. Put sunscreen on at the tree line. And wear a hat. Pack light but with enough water and some nutrition.
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