Mount ElbertMount Elbert,
, at 14,433 feet from sea level, is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains
within the lower 48 United States
. Elbert is the second highest mountain in the continental states after Mount Whitney
, in California
, and is but 61 feet shorter than Whitney's 14,494 feet.
Elbert is a fairly easy climb, and popular with hikers. It is located in the Saguache Range, outside of Leadville, Colorado.
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