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Longs Peak Trailhead

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

Photo by Tom Veik.

Trailhead Elevation: 9390 feet
Destination Elevation: 13,150 feet
Elevation Gain (two way): 3844 feet   (What's This?)
Distance (one way): 7.2 miles
Difficulty Index (two way): 22.1   (What's This?)

The Keyhole, as it's name implies, is a notch in the rock along the trail to Longs Peak's summit.  It's part of the ridgeline between Longs Peak and Storm Peak.  Just below the Keyhole you'll pass through the Boulderfield, simply a pile of huge boulders covering a large area.  Just to the left of the Keyhole is the Agnes Vaille memorial, a small stone hut erected in her honer.  She was the first to climb the east face of Longs during the winter.  She was caught in a storm and died of exposure on the mountain.  As you step into the Keyhole, all of Glacier Gorge and the peaks beyond suddenly and dramatically come into view.  It's a site that will take your breath away.
Hike Reports

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
Longs Peak   By Brad Mirakian
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
Keyhole Hike - 4/28/2008   By Lsmith
Longs Peak, Aug 2007   By Twinebender
Longs With Elizabeth 7-18-2008   By BigAl
Keyhole & Chasm Lake, Sept. 30th   By jcashin
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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