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

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 mountain 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 Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to south-mt-elbert-trail trailhead (39.110510, -106.393370)
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South Mt. Elbert... Trail Reports

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Oct 14, 2018 @ 11:59am
1 days
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
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Feb 15, 2018 @ 8:17am
Feb 15, 2018
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Jun 24, 2018
South Mt. Elbert trail

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