Mount Elbert Summit Hikes

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Mount Elbert Summit Hikes

Hike Mount ElbertColorado’s highest peak (14,440ft)with Apex Mountain School and see the real beauty of Colorado! With three trails to choose from, Mount Elbert summit hikes are manageable for newcomers and experienced hikers alike.  Whether it is a moderate or more challenging ascent, Apex guides will deliver the ultimate Mount Elbert experience. 

Hike to the highest point in the Rockies as a private group! This way, you can do your part to lessen human impact on local ecosystems—hike with a guide and know you are choosing to help sustain alpine habitats. Explore the wonder of the Sawatch Range in the Rocky Mountains and summit Mount Elbert, the highest 14er in Colorado!  Apex Mountain School is looking forward to summiting with you soon – reserve your spot today to stand on the highest point in Colorado – the summit of Mount Elbert! 

Mount Elbert Summit Hikes – Quick Info

Summit Colorado’s highest peak, Mount Elbert (14,440ft), in a single day! Apex Mountain School is guiding summit hikes weekdays, Monday- Thursday. Go with a guide and know you are making the sustainable choice in support of local ecosystems! Open enrollment and private hikes available. 

Duration

6 – 12 Hours

Location

Mount Elbert trailhead location determined by guide

Difficulty

Moderate to Difficult

Policies

See our inclusion policy for special group requests.

What To Bring

  • Rain Jacket or Hardshell 
  • 64 oz of water per person 
  • Small day backpack (we have bags available upon request) 
  • Snacks 
  • Sunglasses 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Lip balm (optional)  
  • Hiking boots/Shoes
  • layering appropriate for weather conditions (synthetic recommended)

During times of Covid-19 concern please bring:  Face mask, Hand Sanitizer, and Rubber Gloves (if desired) 

Private Trips

**Not enough slots? Reach us at admin@apexmountainschool.com
Andrew Kirchhoff
Andrew Kirchhoff
July 1, 2022.
My teen sons and I had an amazing time rappelling with Bob in Vail! Apex provided everything we needed and accommodated our last minute booking. Thank you Apex!!
PARTYBOMBS
PARTYBOMBS
June 29, 2022.
Myself and my family had a awesome time repelling. Thanks to Bob we had fun while staying safe. I would recommend for anyone seeking a thrilling experience.
Colin Kirchhoff
Colin Kirchhoff
June 29, 2022.
Bob was a fantastic guide! Despite never repelling before, Bob never failed to make us feel safe and confident enough to have fun. 10/10 experience. Thank you so much!
Beth Ann Rosica
Beth Ann Rosica
June 28, 2022.
We had an amazing day climbing with Bob! We had 4 kids between 13 and 15, and Bob coached all of them to the top! He was patient and encouraging and kept everyone safe! I highly recommend Apex for a climbing experience! The kids are hooked on climbing and loved the adventure!
Jack Saussy
Jack Saussy
June 27, 2022.
My family had a great day climbing with Bob. He was very knowledgeable about the routes and equipment and turned our half day of climbing into a lesson. I plan to get my own shoes and join a gym at home because of this great experience, I highly recommend Apex Mountain School!
Jamie Schmid
Jamie Schmid
February 7, 2022.
We had such a blast ice climbing with our guide Jesse! He was so helpful and motivating and never made us feel like we were terrible at climbing even though it was our first time haha and he was so patient with all my picture taking and getting great shots! Would 1,000% recommend!
Joe Mahoney
Joe Mahoney
January 18, 2022.
Took my AIARE 1 through APEX. It was hard to decide with so many options out there. Look no further, APEX is exactly what you're looking for. I walked away with the exact knowledge I was hoping to get, and more. Josh V was our instructor and is extremely knowledgeable, had great answers to all of our questions and was just great to hang out with in the backcountry. Can't recommend these guys enough.
Shannon M.
Shannon M.
December 6, 2021.
Recently took the Level 1 AIARE Course with Apex and had a great experience. All of the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about snow safety and answered all questions in great detail to ensure the students learned as much as possible in the 3 day course. It was a very hands on experience and we were even able to do lots of field work despite the low snow conditions right now. Will definitely come back for another course, and looking forward to more backcountry travel with all the new info learned!
kurt albertson
kurt albertson
November 24, 2021.
Apex Mountain School is a wonderful outdoor educational and guide service! Recently took the level one AIARE and Avalanche Rescue course through Apex. Our instructors Andy and Mike were highly professional, knowledgeable and very engaging instructors that were very passionate about snow safety and teaching others about best practices to enjoy their experiences safely in the backcountry. Would highly recommend anyone regardless of experience to take a course with Apex. Looking forward to continuing my outdoor experiences with Apex in the future via additional educational courses as well as the opportunity for private guided trips. Excellent people and a great experience!!!
Tom Watson
Tom Watson
November 23, 2021.
I took the AIARE 1 course with Apex Mountain school and it was truly an amazing experience. Andy was a outstanding instructor, he fostered a culture in the group that encouraged participation, teamwork, learning and fun! The knowledge and tools learned in the course were second to none. We were fortunate to have a small group of 5, and this allowed for a lot of questions, learn by doing, and overall really fun time. I cannot recommend Apex Mountain School enough.