Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Longs Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 4346m fourteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 15.5km 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.MountainLongs Peak can be prominently seen from Longmont, Colorado, as well as from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor. Longs Peak is one of the most prominent mountains in Colorado, rising above the western edge of the Great Plains.
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  • Majestic mountial tjat casn be seen from several ateas, but the peak to peak road trip from Estes Park to Blackhawk takes you right by it. Imtetestimg flat face of top half of mountain. Great views of...  more »
  • Longs Peak should be a planned trip. It takes 5-6 hours round trip from the parking lot to a lovely alpine lake. You should bring food, drink and a camera. The views are amazing and it fun having pics...  more »
  • As flatlanders, we never intended to hike the entire trail. But, we let our curiousity guide us up and around a bit. Because it was the beginning of May and there was still snow here and there down by...  more »

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Where to stay in Rocky Mountain National Park

Camping offers one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the nature of Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers more than 500 individual sites spread out over five developed campgrounds, and wilderness camping expands your options even further. Many visitors stay in the eastside gateway town of Estes Park, where you can choose from lodges, resorts, economy motels, small inns, bed and breakfasts, and cabins. The town features a lake and views of the park's sharp peaks. On the park's western side, a handful of lodges, inns, cabins, and motels are clustered around Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain Lake. You'll also find campgrounds around Lake Granby.
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