Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Longs Peak (Arapaho: Neníisótoyóú’u) is a high and prominent mountain in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,259-foot (4346 m) fourteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 9.6 miles (15.5 km) southwest by south (bearing 209°) of the Town of Estes Park, Colorado, United States. Longs Peak is the northernmost fourteener in the Rocky Mountains and the highest point in Boulder County and Rocky Mountain National Park. The mountain was named in honor of explorer Stephen Harriman Long and is featured on the Colorado state quarter.
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  • If going to the summit of Long's Peak is too much, you can still have a wonderful experience seeing "The Diamond" from Chasm Lake at the base of the summit. Get to the trail head early and check the....  more »
  • Longs peak is actually the tallest peak of all the mountains in the np boundary. You can see the peak and the keyboard of the winds all together during a sunny day!  more »
  • Everyone should visit at least once. Bring a jacket when we went it was 55 at the top not bad. Take water. and a good camera lots of places to stop and take pictures. around 6 pm the elk came out...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. It is not an easy hike but very rewarding if you set a day aside it can he done.
  • Longs Peak is a really the most astounding mountain in the east of the the Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike is long and tiring, but very beautiful. I would recommend start very early (2.00am to 3.00am) to avoid afternoon storms. The Keyhole route requires some exposed scrambling/climbing. Get accustomed to the heigth before attempting an acend. There are toilets on the mountain (at the Chasm Lake Junction) and there was water a week ago (little streams from the melting ice) All in all, a steep, dangerous and exciting climb. Be safe and enjoy the journey!
  • I made the summit successfully after three attempts. The first two attempts were made nonchalantly, with very little planning. The third try was very intentional and well planned, including hitting the trailhead before 4 am so we could begin our descent before the afternoon thunderstorms hit. It was one of the best memories I've made.
  • Longs Peak in Colorado is a challenging hike that is accessible from both Allenspark in Boulder County, as well as from Estes Park in Larimer County. And it is about 70 miles or so from Denver. Along with Mount Meeker, it makes up the Twin Peaks which sit in Rocky Mountain National Park. At 14,259 feet it is tallest peak in the Park. By where it sits, Mount Meeker is actually the more prominent peak seen from the Front Range of Colorado. Both Longs Peak and Mount Meeker present challenging and technical hikes.
  • Beautiful and Gorgeous views from atop! Pictures don't do it justice!

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