Located just one hour from downtown Aspen, lies the tallest and perhaps one of the easier of all of Colorado's 58, 14'ers - Mt. Elbert (14,439'). The quickest way to the summit begins at the Twin Lakes trailhead via the East Ridge - 9 miles roundtrip with 4,400 vertical feet of elevation gain. This scenic mountain hike will transition from alpine forest to rocky ridges and moraines with 360 views of the Central Rockies. Typically done in 8 hrs round trip and great for families! Start times will vary based on the weather forecast but plan on hiking by 6am.
If you want to escape the crowds and get off the beaten path, the Southeast Ridge - 10 miles rountrip with 5,250 vertical feet of elevation gain or the Southwest Ridge - 10.6 miles rountrip with 5,250 vertical feet of elevation gain may be just the adventure for you. These hikes are longer and require more effort than the East Ridge, but the reward is typically not seeing a soul on the mountain (until the summit), with endless wildflowers and spectacular views in every direction.
Our AMGA trained and certified Mountain Guides will tailor a memorable, one-of-a-kind hiking adventure just for you!
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