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    Longs Peak Trail

    Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
    Elevation Gain2,937ft
    Trailhead Elevation9,392ft
    Elevation Min/Max9392/12077ft
    Elevation Start/End9392/9392ft

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    Aurora, CO
    Trailblazer | 1113 pts
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    An epic hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is tough and definitely not for the faint of heart! We hiked to Boulder Field on the first day and camped, then went to the summit. I loved this as a backpacking/overnight trip, but anyone who hikes this in one day is my hero. It is SO amazing.
    Zionsville, IN
    Pathfinder | 181 pts
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    This is an outstanding scramble. While not for the faint of heart, it is an excellent route for someone who thinks that mountaineering might be in their future.

    The approach leading to Boulderfield Camp (~51/2 mi) is scenic and not challenging. From Boulderfield to the Keyhole and beyond is awesome and much more challenging.

    We camped at Boulderfield and summited at first light, it was outstanding. I highly recommend this approach.

    The technical difficulty of the route from the Key Hole to the summit increases four times with four sections, each providing a new level of challenge. My 15 year-old son and I made it from Boulderfield camp to the summit in 1hr 40 minutes and we have hundreds of miles of backpacking experience, but no climbing experience. We both summitted without physical mishap (or mental breakdown).

    It was outstanding. I recommend this route to anyone who thinks they want to climb mountains, is fit and courageous, but does not have climbing experience.

    Trail Information

    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Nearby City
    Rocky Mountain National Park
    Moderate to Difficult
    Skill Level
    Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242;
    Local Contacts
    Trails Illustrated #200: Rocky Mountain National Park; USGS: Longs Peak and Allens Park.
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