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Ride along side the Colorado's highest peaks on this beautiful segment of the CT.


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Map Key

21.6

Miles

34.8

KM

Singletrack

10,624' 3,238 m

High

8,942' 2,725 m

Low

2,361' 720 m

Up

3,490' 1,064 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Need to Know

You'll be riding past Mt. Elbert, the tallest peak in Colorado, which tops out at 14,440 ft.

Twin Lakes has a food truck & general store for supplies.

Description

Trail starts off at Third Parking area for Mt Elbert. Tons of parking and you pass by many dispersed camp sites coming into the dirt road. Trail is a bit of a climb for first couple miles with some loose rock but with relatively low hike-a-bike.

You'll have plenty of company on this route, with hikers attempting to hike Mt. Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado, as well as people taking in the sites at Twin Lakes.

This route is beautiful in the fall, especially around Twin Lakes where the fall colors reflect off the water.

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Photos

Mt Elberts Amazing and Healthy Aspen Groove
Sep 21, 2018 near Leadvil…, CO
Twin Lakes.
Jul 8, 2016 near Leadvil…, CO
Cool views of Mt Elbert. West bank of lower lake.
Sep 29, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO
Views down by the lake.
Nov 25, 2014 near Leadvil…, CO
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Sep 12, 2022
Charles S
Great ride up into high Aspen forest 22mi
Aug 13, 2020
Gabe S
Aug 4, 2018
Alex Larroc
Lots of traffic near the MT Elbert TH. Very chunky there as well. Trail gets fast & flowy near the lily ponds. Had to turn back early due to time. 15mi
Aug 25, 2016
Andrea Tupy
Aug 21, 2016
Gee Toe
Jun 25, 2015
Ben Calvert
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