Longs Peak

Estes Park, Colorado

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Many of the climbers who aspire to ascend all of Colorado’s fifty-plus “fourteeners” (mountains more than 14,000 feet tall) put off Longs Peak until last, reasonably assuming it will be the best.
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by Kent Dannen (Falcon Guides)

Many of the climbers who aspire to ascend all of Colorado’s fifty-plus “fourteeners” (mountains more than 14,000 feet tall) put off Longs Peak until last, reasonably assuming it will be the best.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Estes Park
Distance: 15.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 14 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 9,400 feet
Top Elevation: 14,259 feet
Local Contacts: Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Maps: USGS Long Peak; Trails Illustrated Longs Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Longs Peak

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