4 miles
Distance
3,989 ft
Climb
-90 ft
Descent
03:49:29
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of South Mt. Elbert trail Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Twin Lakes
    Leadville, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Extreme
  • Season
    Jul - Sept
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #18034 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Do you like to hike-a-bike? If the rocky terrain doesn't get you, the elevation will. Plan on extended hike-a-bike on the way up and a long downhill as the reward for bagging the summit of Colorado's highest peak, Mt. Elbert at 14,433'.

Access Info

South Mt. Elbert trailhead near Twin Lakes.

Disclaimer

Lots of hikers, play nice. Check current weather conditions!!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for South Mt. Elbert trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3,899 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,524 ft
  • Altitude max
    14,424 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,524 ft
  • Altitude end
    14,424 ft
  • Grade
    16.617%
  • Grade max
    -43.517%
  • Grade min
    59.605%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    665 ft
  • Distance flat
    77 ft
  • Avg time
    03:49:29
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Status:
on Oct 14, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      South Mt. Elbert... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:59am
      Oct 14, 2018
      reporter
      Aug 20, 2018 @ 9:30am
      Aug 20, 2018
      mostly dry. realizing that riding up hiking trails at 10k feet is not that fun if you’re out of shape or maybe it’s just the single chainring.
      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:07pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      May 21, 2018 @ 1:12pm
      May 21, 2018
      reporter
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:17am
      Feb 15, 2018
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 19 rides
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      Dec 17, 2018 @ 12:32pm
      Dec 17, 2018
      South Mt. Elbert trail
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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:10pm
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      South Mt. Elbert trail
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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      South Mt. Elbert trail
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      Jun 24, 2018 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 24, 2018
      South Mt. Elbert trail

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      Riding up and down Mt. Elbert
      9:25 | 6 | Jan 7, 2019 , Leadville
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