Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park

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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  • A truly humbling experience! I've met people from ten to seventy-seven on the summit but it's not an easy slog by any means. However if you prepare accordingly, leave early, experience good weather, exercise care and have confidence any able-bodied person can tackle this mountain.
  • First fourteener! Long's peak is a very challenging climb. I would not recommend this climb to inexperienced climbers, but it is a must-do peak that has amazing views. Start at 2 or 3 pm in order to get a good parking spot and avoid the afternoon storms.
  • Great hike. Stay at the boulder field if you can.
  • Hard to describe the feeling of making it to the top! Extremely worthwhile hike/climb if you're physically capable 😋
  • A great mountain climbing trip. If you don't have proper hiking shoes, enough clothing, water, and if you are not in a good shape DO NOT TRY TO GET TO THE PEAK. Right after you pass the Keyhole it gets very tricky and dangerous.
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