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Address: Rte. 7 to the Long's Peak Trailhead, 9 miles south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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This 14,255-foot mountain located in Rocky Mountain National Park offers...

This 14,255-foot mountain located in Rocky Mountain National Park offers challenging hiking and scenic views.

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Hardest 14-er hike in CO! Amazing 10-12 hour roundtrip hike for experienced & prepared hikers!

I have climbed Longs Peak twice. Each time the final bit after the key hole was closed off (or maybe not recommended to continue, can't really recall) due to wind. Keep this in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Emily W
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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149 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have climbed Longs Peak twice. Each time the final bit after the key hole was closed off (or maybe not recommended to continue, can't really recall) due to wind. Keep this in mind-- the final stretch is a very thin walkway that can become dangerous if icy or too windy. Each time I climbed, we didn't find out it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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379 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a walk in the park for the semi fit like myself(senior) whom does regular walks of 5 (3miles) to 7 km (5miles) every weekend. High altitude requires more stamina and if you want to the hike all the way up, you need to beef yourself up. I came in early Nov with the snow covering much of... More 

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Thank Highadventurer
Estes Park, Colorado
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107 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Longs Peak can be enjoyed by all walks of life from the casual hiker to the seasoned rock climber. The Ranger Station is open late spring to early fall with a small museum housed inside its walls. Brad Fitch is the Seasonal Longs Peak Ranger assisted by several volunteers who are anxious to hear about your exploits.

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Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Coming from Ohio definitely doesn't give you a lot of "breathing" training when it comes to elevation. My wife and I spent a week in Colorado and throughout the early week...we ended up doing smaller hikes and then later continued to make them tougher until we did Longs Peak. We had actually never climbed anything higher than a few thousand... More 

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Chugwater, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

My husband's cousins from Ohio came to visit. They all have a tradition of hiking, led by my husband's family that immigrated west about 40 years ago. To his great pleasure, he (a veteran of 3-4 trips) was asked to lead an expedition up Longs Peak as the capstone to their trip. Longs is one of many "14ers" in Colorado... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Teenager and I recently did this hike. I had done it once before and remembered that is was a challenge. We started at 3:24 to try and get in as much distance as possible before daylight and to ensure we made it to the top and back before possible weather set it. We ended up renting micro spikes to ensure... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

About 14 1/2 miles, round trip, with an elevation gain of approx. 5000 feet. This is a tough hike and the weather can change quickly. Be prepared and be careful. Go with someone, if possible. I started a 2:45 am and got to the summit at 8:45. It takes about the same amount of time to descend. The views are... More 

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San Diego, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

I recommend starting early. Chasm Lake was the planned destination but I turned around near the battleground camp. Its mostly uphill hike. Its about 2 miles to reach the bridge with waterfall and lightning warning. Unfortunately had to turn back early due to dinner plans and missed to go all the way to Chasm Lake. Moderate hike.

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Deport, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I hiked this gorgeous trail together. The trail up to the boulder field is is very well maintained. The views are simply breathtaking and we had a wonderful hike. We detoured before the Boulder field and went to Chasm Lake -it was beautiful too.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a great hike and a great time at the park. The problem is that the shuttle to the park and ride ends at 8:00pm and there is little indication of that at the bus stop. We luckily hitched a ride with a guy leaving at the same time or we would have had to walk the road back... More 

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