Mount Elbert Trails (Fourteener)

Permits & Regulations

Thousands of people enjoy climbing Colorado’s peaks. To protect natural resources and preserve the experience for others, please follow Leave No Trace hiking techniques:

Remember, you are within the San Isabel Forest. As such, please follow these guidelines:

  • Campfires are prohibited within 100 feet of water and trails;
  • Dogs should be under physical restraint of a leash at all times;
  • Organized groups are required to obtain approval from the Forest Service, Leadville District Office (719-486-0749);
  • Short-cutting switchbacks is prohibited.

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