North Mount Elbert Trail Topo Map

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When first seeing Mount Elbert from afar, you might wonder about its “highest in Colorado” status. Looming above the Arkansas Valley, which already lies at 10,000 feet, the elevation gain does not seem dramatic. North of Mount Elbert across Halfmoon Creek, the aptly named Mount Massive (14,421 feet) stands a mere 12 feet lower. Mount Elbert is the highest point in Colorado and second highest in the Lower 48. The North Mount Elbert Trail climbs steeply through lodgepole, then spruce-fir forest and across alpine tundra. The worst parts of hiking Mount Elbert are its false summits and wind. The best parts include tremendous views and a feeling of great accomplishment. It’s imperative to leave no later than 6:30 a.m. to avoid thunderstorms and lightning. Allow at least four to six hours for the hike to the top. Bring plenty of water and energy food, for yourself and your dog.
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Leadville, Colorado

Get North Mount Elbert Trail Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, North Mount Elbert Trail is located near Leadville, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around North Mount Elbert Trail. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your North Mount Elbert Trail route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018