Route: Mt Elbert (CO)

Colorado, US
4.7 mi

Mt Elbert (14,440') is Colorado's highest peak.  The most popular route on this very popular peak is via the Northeast Ridge from Halfmoon TH, which gains 4700 vertical feet in about 4.75 miles.  The ascent of this route has a Strava segment.

Editor's Note: Many Colorado 14ers should not be considered “backcountry” where you go anywhere you want; their popularity can create a plethora of braided social paths that lasts for decades in the fragile tundra.  So if there is a trail, please stay on it. Hundreds of volunteers with the Fourteeners Initiative work hard to protect our mountain environment.