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Longs Peak Trailhead

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Eugenia Mine
Estes Cone
The Keyhole
Chasm Lake
Longs Peak
Chasm Lake

 
Photo by Erik Stensland
Morning Light Photography.

Trailhead Elevation: 9390 feet
Destination Elevation: 11,760 feet
Elevation Gain (two way): 2570 feet   (What's This?)
Distance (one way): 4.2 miles
Difficulty Index (two way): 13.5   (What's This?)

The trail to Chasm Lake branches off the main trail to Longs Peak.  You'll see Peacock Pool and Columbine Falls along the way.  Take care when the trail crosses large snowfields, near the lake, that persists well into the summer.  Popular with climbers, the sheer east face of Longs Peak (The Diamond) towers nearly 2500 feet above the lake.
Hike Reports

Chasm Lake   By Tom Veik
Four days in the park.   By JDgreen (Lost Pics)
Chasm Lake, 7/1/05   By bpv_UW (Lost Pics)
To Chasm Lake and Back Again   By RMBrit
Chasm Lake and Longs Peak   By soatley
Chasm Lake 5/26/06   By Lsmith
Our Goodbye Hike, Chasm Lake   By mwilson
Redemption at Chasm Lake   By Bill & Sandy Powers
August 19: Chasm Lake   By John
Colorful tundra & a peek at Peacock   By iceberg
Keyhole & Chasm Lake, Sept. 30th   By jcashin
Rhonda & iceberg's trip to Chasm   By iceberg

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