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|Trailhead Elevation:|| 9390 feet|
|Destination Elevation:|| 14,255 feet|
|Elevation Gain (two way):|| 5253 feet (What's This?)|
|Distance (one way):|| 8 miles|
|Difficulty Index (two way):|| 26.5 (What's This?)|
The most prominent mountain in the park, Longs Peak, stands 14,255 feet tall. It's the only "fourteener" in the park. Thousands try to summit it each year and about one third make it.
The window of opportunity for hiking Longs Peak is normally from mid-July through mid-September when the trail is designated as non-technical. Start very early, well before sunrise, if you plan to hike Longs as a day hike and be off of the summit by noon to avoid afternoon storms. Alternatively, you can hike to the Boulderfield, camp there and then summit the following day.
Past the Keyhole, the route is marked with bull's-eyes painted on the rock. First you'll follow a stretch called The Ledges. Then you'll climb the steep section knows as the Trough. Be careful of falling rock here kicked up by hikers above you. Then you'll come to a stretch called the Narrows, a ledge that looks worse than it really is. Then finally the Home Stretch, a steep smooth slab of granite that leads to the summit. The summit itself is large and relatively flat.
Please click on the following link to view a web page provided by the National Parks Service about hiking Longs Peak.
Climbing Longs Peak
Longs Peak - The Last Mile By Tom Veik
A Longs Day, Longs Peak Trip Report 7.27.2005 By druwdowns
Longs Peak Trip Report By invisiblewindow
A Great hike up Longs Peak By Aaron Deschane (Lost Pics)
Day 2 Longs Peak By fgrimes
Longs Trip Report By kcmule
Long's Peak Summit via Keyhole By lovetohike
Assault on Longs Peak.
My daring (translate as stupid) assault. By Lee421
Longs...a long time ago. By workrelease
Longs Peak By Brad Mirakian
Longs Peak Summit (part 1) 8-31-06 By OklaHiker
Longs Peak Summit (part 2) 9-1-06 By OklaHiker
Chasm Lake and Longs Peak By soatley
LONGS PEAK, It's Alright Jinks, I'm Only Bleeding By Miss Lucy
Junkie (and Sara's) Longs Peak Trip Report By junkie
Longs Attempt, failure to launch By JDgreen
The Jinks Expedition of Nesotaieux By Mr. Jinks
Trip Report (Part 1), I warn you, this is soggy! By Larry
Trip Report (Part 2), Down From Longs By Larry
Longs Peak Report By harpyeagle44
Longs Peak, Aug 2007 By Twinebender
Longs With Elizabeth 7-18-2008 By BigAl
Longs Peak Aug. 13, 2009 By Monica
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Rick and Monica By John
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Staci and Mike By John
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Lora and Allen By John
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Kristen, Chuck, and Ben By John
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Dad's Rule By John
GBUTH - Longs Peak 2010: Celebrities and Guides By John
GBUTH - Overnight at the Boulderfield By hector
GBUTH - How Bill Got Up The Hill By Bill 007
GBUTH - Longs 2010 John By Monica
GBUTH - Longs 2010 By GLENNinPA
GBUTH - SandyP's Long's Peak Story By SandyP
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