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Longs Peak

Rte. 7 to the Long's Peak Trailhead, 9 miles south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This 14,255-foot mountain located in Rocky Mountain National Park offers challenging hiking and...
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Type: Mountains, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: This 14,255-foot mountain located in Rocky Mountain National Park offers challenging hiking and scenic views.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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161 reviews 161 reviews
37 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I did this in August of 2012, probably the nicest day I have ever hiked, nice and cool and no storms in the horizon. The most scenic for me so far, and exhilarating. There are a couple of spots that will scare off most, but if you can get past the rock with the rebar foot hold you are on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

An awesome climb to the top - 14,259 ft! The weather cooperated and it was fabulous! Don't try this if you don't like heights and breathing thin air...but if you do, this should be on your list!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you've done it, you know what I'm talking about. Starting a hike at 2AM with a headlamp in the dark, crossing the boulder field, passing through the key hole, losing elevation in the ledges only to go up the trough, surviving the narrows to scramble the home stretch to the summit. If you are interested in Colorado 14ers, this... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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371 reviews 371 reviews
201 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Check the National Park conditions before you decide to hike the trail at Longs Peak. The snow pack stays for sometime into June if the weather is cool. We were there in mid-June and the snow pack had everything closed. One of the highest peaks in America. There are glaciers, tundra, streams, subalpine meadows and abundant plant life and animals.

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Loveland, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The snow is still covering the high peaks and Trail Ridge Road had closed again after the attempt to open it for Memorial Day tourists. This National Park is heaven on earth! Don't miss it's many breathtaking views, wildlife and amazing hikes when you visit. I know I am so fortunate to live so close to this amazing place. Senior... More 

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Denver, CO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

In balmy weather conditions this is a thrilling hike. When the weather turns nasty, it is chilling (in all senses of the word). When its raining or snowing, this will no longer be a hike, but a technical scramble on slippery rocks with no margin of error and frighten the pants off you. You will hear thunder coming from what... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I have hiked this mountain 5 times now (both the Loft and Keyhole route). Great mountain, each time is different. I can't stress it enough though- it is a large mountain with a long approach- don't attempt until you do the research and know what it is all about. On one of my hikes a few years ago, we helped... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Did this hike Labor Day of 2012 and what an adventure..treeline hike, rock trails, vertical hike...etc... Must do in Rocky National Park. Prep well though..12-15hr roundtrip hike...

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

The first time my bro saw this mountain he said it looked like (from afar) the Paramount Mountain logo you see before the movie. Well this mountain, when you get up close is one of the highest and largest in Colorado. The trails are great and the sites are something else.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Must do for anyone fit and adventurous. Totally safe if you pay attention, hike when nontechnical and did I say pay attention. Aout a 15 mile hike and huge elevation gain so must be fit. At 14,500 feet you need a few days to acclimate before hiking. Wear gloves even on a nice day it gets cold up high and... More 

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