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Mount Elbert via Black Cloud Trail, CO

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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 10 miles
Trailhead Elevation 9,708 feet
Elevation Gain 4,740 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 33.7
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:22am - 5:12pm
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Black Cloud Trail #1184
0.0 mi away
10.2 mi
5,065 ft
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2.1 mi
1,266 ft
Big Willis Gulch
2.7 mi away
4.0 mi
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Twin Lakes Reservoir & Colorado Trail
2.7 mi away
5.0 mi
Mount Elbert South Trail
3.2 mi away
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Mount Elbert via Black Cloud Trail is a 10 mile round trip hike with 4,740 feet elevation gain. Located 45 miles northeast of Gunnison Colorado. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.

Check out the Official Route.

This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Map Drive

    To hike
    From north of Buena Vista, CO: A few miles north of Buena Vista,CO, at the intersection of Hwy 24/82-Aspen,CO Hwy, take Hwy 82 west for 10.5-.6 miles to end at the "very" easy to miss right turn (and you will surely miss it) off Hwy 82 to the TH Parking at the Black Cloud TR Start; Also, here is a sure trick to find the TH Turn: Go 10.5-.6 miles to the right turn into the TH lot. This turn is very difficult to see from the road, SO pass-up the right turn and you will see clearly the Mt Elbert Lodge on your left. Make a U- turn there and go slowly only 500 feet back down Hwy 82 and you will see the very small sign and TH Parking entry road on your left; Also, for your convenience and reference, see GPS Route "Drive to Mt. Elbert TH via Black Cloud".
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