Mt. Elbert Box Creek Couliours is a hiking trail in Lake County, Colorado. It is within San Isabel National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 14,413 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,995 feet. The trail ends near Mount Elbert (elevation 14,426 feet). There is also an information guidepost near the end of the trail.
Mt. Elbert Box Creek Couliours Professional Reviews and Guides
"Highpoint rank by height: 3rd. The Colorado mountains experience early afternoon thunderstorms almost daily during the spring and summer months. Plan to be heading down from the highpoint by noon to avoid hail, lightning and heavy rains. Also, it can snow unexpectedly any time during the year. Be prepared for inclement weather."
--Charlie & Diane Winger, Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
Sounds like an awesome climb, thanks for the tips John! Did you snap any pics? We'd love to see them!
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