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Mount Elbert south trail

Postby hikeup » Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:49 pm

My wife and I will be hiking mount elbert next week using the south trail. I was wondering how far you can drive on the 4WD road leading to the trailhead without a 4WD vechicle. If this isn't a option I guess the I could park before the road and walk the road.

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Postby highlandvillager » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:48 pm

Route info, including 2wd vs 4wd trailheads, here: http://www.summitpost.org/route/322285/south-mt-elbert-trail.html
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Postby talusfinder » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:24 pm

My wife and i were up there about a month ago. We left the 4x4 at home and hiked it from the 2wd lot. Depending on your 2wd clearance, you might make it a mile. We have a VW jetta, and I think we only would have made it a couple of hundred yards. I seem to remember plenty of turnaround spots, though.
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