About our area
The area around Mt. Elbert Lodge is wild and beautiful. Located in the Lake Creek valley,four miles west of Twin Lakes The valley is a high glacial valley which leads up to Colorado’s highest paved pass, Independence Pass. Situated in the San Isabel National Forest, the Lodge is surrounded by several 14,000 foot peaks. You may hike Colorado’s highest peak, Mt. Elbert, right from your cabin door or drive a bit west to bag La Plata Peak. Nestled in the woods, the Lodge area also provides easy access to a variety of exciting recreational and historic sites, including the town of Aspen and the ghost town of Independence (summer only.) The Twin Lakes Recreation Area, and Leadville Mining Museum round out some of the nearby opportunities to enjoy on your visit.
Mt. Elbert Lodge is open year-round allowing guests to experience all four seasons in this part of Colorado's high country. Wintertime guests enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing on nearby mountain trails or can travel a short distance for downhill skiing at Ski Cooper. Spring brings forth the awakening of mountain wild flowers, the migration of elk herds, and hiking access to the local trails. A summer agenda may include fishing, biking, rafting, horseback riding, hiking and climbing. If you stay with us in the fall when the aspen turn from green to gold the fishing and hiking are at their peak as the highest trails become accessible and stream levels drop. Any time of year has its own beauty in the mountains at 9,700 feet.
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