Colorado from Mount Elbert This isn’t just the highest point in Colorado. Mount Elbert also has the distinction of being the highest peak in the Rockies and only the second highest in the continental U.S. But it’s not just its statue that makes it one of the best views in the country. In terms of hiking, Mount Elbert has relatively moderate terrain, and can be summited in a day. Get an early enough start, and you can be up, and back down, with a pint in your hand before night falls.