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Elevation ...................................................14,433'
Range ...................................................Sawatch
County ...................................................Lake
Lat/Long ...................................................39º 07' 04" N, 106º 26' 41" W
39.118075, 106.445417

Variant Names ...................................................-
Location ...................................................Southwest of Leadville in the San Isabel National Forest of the Sawatch Range. Mt. Massive (14,421') is directly north of Elbert.
Nearby Towns ...................................................Leadville, Twin Lakes and Aspen
Nearby 14ers ...................................................Mt. Massive
History ...................................................Named for Samuel Elbert who was a controversial territorial governor of Colorado in 1873. First recorded ascent in 1874 by H. W. Stuckle.
Maps ...................................................USGS Quads: Mt. Elbert, Mt. Massive
Trails Illustrated: #127
Road Access ...................................................2WD access to 10,100' from the north (Halfmoon Creek Road to N. Elbert Trailhead)
4WD access to 11,000' from the north and west (Halfmoon Creek Road)
4WD access to 10,400' from the southeast (Forest Service road 125.1B to S. Elbert Trailhead)
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Standard Route ...................................................
Northeast Ridge
Difficulty:   Class 1 
Trailhead: North Elbert
Trailhead Elev.: 10,040 feet
Elevation Gain: 4,700 feet
Trip Length: 9 miles
Exposure: Mild exposure in the area but not along the immediate route. 1


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