Photo by Terrill Thompson
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1874|
|First successful climber(s):||H. W. Stuckle, (of Hayden Survey)|
|Nearest major airport:||Denver, Colorado|
|Convenient Center:||Leadville, Colorado|
Mount Elbert is the highest mountain in Colorado, and the second highest in the lower 48 United States (Mount Whitney in California is highest). Elbert is a massive mountain, easily ascended by its long, smooth ridges. Because of its stature, Elbert is one of Colorado's most popular climbs.