Elevation

14,259 ft / 4,346 m

#18 in Colorado

#41 in United States

Prominence

2,940 ft / 896 m

#18 in Colorado

#369 in United States

Summits

157 summits

#9 in Colorado

#101 in United States

Top climbing months

August   44%

July   22%

September  10%

Most climbed route

Keyhole Route

14.9 mi • 4,706 ft gain

Highlights

  • As the only Colorado 14er in Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak has long been of interest to hikers and climbers.
  • It is the most popular fourteener and on a given summer weekend day typically sees hundreds of ascents.
  • The easiest route, the Keyhole Route, is non-technical during the summer season.
  • The East Face of the mountain is quite steep and is surmounted by a gigantic sheer cliff known as "The Diamond" (so-named because of its shape, approximately that of a cut diamond seen from the side and inverted ).
  • Another famous profile belongs to Longs Peak: to the southeast of the summit is a series of rises which, when viewed from the northeast, resembles a beaver climbing the mountain.
  • Longs Peak is the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park.
78 summits • 14.9 mi • 4,706 ft gain • 12 hr 15 min
2 summits • 15.9 mi • 4,858 ft gain • 11 hr 53 min
1 summit • 13.6 mi • 4,729 ft gain • 8 hr 53 min
1 summit • 3.0 mi • 1,711 ft gain • 4 hr 32 min

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