Mount Elbert

Mt. Elbert

Have you ever wondered what the highest mountain or peak in Colorado is? Well, the answer is Mount Elbert. Mount Elbert stands tall at 14,440 feet and is the highest peak in Colorado, as well as the entire Rocky Mountain range. It’s located in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains, about 12 miles south of Leadville. It’s the second highest peak in the United States and the highest peak in the contiguous United States (not counting Alaska). The mountain was named after Samuel Hitt Elbert, who was the first Governor of Colorado in the late 1800s. Mount Elbert has been a popular destination for climbers for many years, and it’s a great way to experience the beauty of Colorado’s mountains. Whether you’re a seasoned climber or just a casual hiker, Mount Elbert is a great place to visit and explore. So if you’re ever in Colorado, be sure to take a detour and check out the highest mountain in the state!

Mount Elbert is only an hour or two from Evergreen, Colorado and the rest of the Denver Foothills.