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this place is breath taking

Everyone should visit at least once. Bring a jacket when we went it was 55 at the top not bad... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Independence, Missouri
Incredible Hike to one of the 14ers of Colorado

Take water, rain gear, warm clothing and food on this very popular and strenuous hike. Long's Peak... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Christine A
Austin, Texas
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This 14,255-foot mountain located in Rocky Mountain National Park offers challenging hiking and scenic views.
Rte. 7 to the Long's Peak Trailhead, 9 miles south of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

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 lots of photo chances..

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Take water, rain gear, warm clothing and food on this very popular and strenuous hike. Long's Peak is the highest peak in RMNP and the experience is worth the trip if you are in good condition. We left at 3:00 a.m. and were asked to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

You are able to see the beautiful mountains from the park. They are absolutely breathtaking. Can't wait to go back.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark K
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a great mountain- hiked it 5 times- 4 Keyhole and 1 Loft Route. This is a serious mountain- most times it isn't too bad, but if a storm rolls in, be prepared as things can get dangerous quickly. The views are great- especially...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JA S
Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is more of a climb, than a hike. Especially when you get up. We saw a black bear on our way up, and several Marmots. Good hike. More for experienced hikers or those in good shape.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank got2bebiking
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Arrived about 8:30 a.m. on Friday June 29. Parking lot was full and we had to park a ways down the highway. Talked to some visitors who arrived before sunrise to attempt to summit the Peak.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HinColo
Reviewed May 9, 2018

This was a spontaneous hike. My friend and I literally came across signs for the trailhead as we drove through the Rockies and decided to hike. We were dressed for a quick encounter with the wild but nothing longer than 2hr so we had a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank joeyjoi5
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

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 the yellow aspens in their fall glory above...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank wilddog-williamh
Reviewed September 14, 2017

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 to remember this medium hike, now...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed May 8, 2017

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 the trailhead, not many folks were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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June 17, 2016|
Response from Femtosecond |
There is Chasm Lake. Might that be the lake you're thinking of?
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Atlanta, Georgia
Longs Peak hiking (11 Replies)
My family and I will be traveling to RMNP around June 26-30. One thing we would like to do is hike up Longs Peak. Will it be accessible that time of year? What could we expect conditions to be like at that time of year? Also, do you reccomend staying at any hotels the night before the hike that are close to the trailhead. Thank You!
February 10, 2018|
Response fromJohnBarton123|
Do you think you will be able to hike to the top at that time of year?
RMNP one day in early Oct. (8 Replies)
We’re visiting daughter at CSU in Ft. Collins over a weekend in early Oct.. On Saturday we want to do a day trip to RMNP. First time visit but it won’t be the last so I’m not trying to do it all in one day. Any suggestions from TA nation on… must sees recommended routes shorter hikes, wild life viewing places to eat lunch or should I pack a lunch In years to come I’ll work up to Longs Peak but right now familiarization is my goal.
September 02, 2011|
Response fromfv1989|
Also see this topic where rky and I answered the short hike and wildlife questions. tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60945-i436-k47831…
Hiking suggestions for next weekend - 4/28-29 (4 Replies)
I have never seriously hiked in winter conditions in the Rocky's. I am an avid rookie hiker, and have done four 14'ers. I am looking for suggestions for either 2 long day hikes, where I can get as much altitude as possible without being too dangerous on ice, or 1 overnight trip - either out and back, or a loop trail. I was thinking about hiking the Longs Peak trail as far as is safe, just to get acquainted with it in hopes of summitting in the future, but open to anything interesting. ...More
April 21, 2018|
Response fromsceva|
Great advise, and the link has some trails I had not heard of before. Thank you very much.