Mt Elbert is Colorado's tallest peak at 14,440ft above sea level. It's also one of a few of the 14ers that you are legally allowed to ride a bike up and down.
A challenging ride and a huge accomplishment for any avid mountain biker, this ride is crazy awesome! With just over 5000ft of vertical climbing on the way up, you'd better bring your legs and lungs. The last two miles is pretty much hiking with your bike, but the first 5 miles of the trail can be ridden.
The trail up is not too technical, and on the way down, it is 100% rideable from the summit. Once past the top scree field, the ride is a fast and flowy trail that rips through beautiful pines and aspens, and gives amazing views.
This ride is one that not many accomplish and should be considered a bucket list ride for anyone who loves to mountain bike.