East Longs Peak Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado 80517

Elevation Gain741ft
Trailhead Elevation12,720ft
Elevation Min/Max12077/12720ft
Elevation Start/End12720/12720ft

East Longs Peak Trail

East Longs Peak Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 12,720 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 741 feet. The trail ends near the Granite Pass (elevation 12,083 feet) saddle and the Boulderfield camp site. There are also an information guidepost and restrooms near the end of the trail. This trail connects with the following: Longs Peak Trail and North Longs Peak Trail.

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Hiking Waterfalls in Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"A good trail, two beautiful waterfalls, high lakes, and some of the tallest peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park make this hike one of the best! Just below Longs Peak, Chasm Lake shimmers and shines, and tips its waters east, sending them cascading down a jumble of rocks at “Chasm Lake Falls.” They travel just a short distance before spilling again, into a long plunge at Columbine Falls. The aqueous display rests at Peacock Pool, then moves east, through the Roaring Fork drainage." Read more

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Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Rocky Mountain National Park
Skill Level
Rocky Mountain National Park, (970) 586-1206, www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 29 C6; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Longs Peak
Local Maps

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Dec 2018