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Mt. Elbert: NW Ridge

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An easy stroll up the mountain, making use of the Colorado Trail.


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4.9

Miles

7.8

KM

Ascent

14,382' 4,384 m

High

10,080' 3,072 m

Low

4,357' 1,328 m

Up

55' 17 m

Down

17%

Avg Slope (10°)

58%

Max Slope (30°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry
The winter closure is miles and miles down Halfmoon Rd. Use Mt. Elbert: East Ridge instead.

Description

Except for one semi-steep section near the top, you can probably just skin straight up this whole thing. It's a very casual, easy approach, but requires that the road is dry enough to make it to the trailhead. The route will give perfect views of Box Creek Chutes, if that's your plan.

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Thomas Beatty

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Avoiding the exposed rock near the summit may just be the crux of this route.
May 17, 2021 near Leadvil…, CO
Easy strolling up the ridge, with great views of the Box Creek cirque.
May 17, 2021 near Leadvil…, CO

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