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Description - This recreation area within the park offers access to Longs Peak, the highest peak in the park. It is located in the central/western region of the park.

Location - This area is located in the central/western region of the park.

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Filed By: John Klopp
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I Climbed Longs Peak in Rocky Mnt Natn Park on Sep 14, 2002. Left the trailhead just after 3AM, attained the summit at 10AM. Encountered gale force winds at the keyhole. Many people were turning back at this point. Light icing along the ledges/narrows upto the summit. Definitly hat and glove weather (of which I had neither). Coming down was harder than going up!

Filed By: Thomas A. Rhind (Plano, TX)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: In the summer of 1951, our Hammond, Indiana football team spent the summer at Skyline Ranch just outside of Lyons building buildings on the property. While there we climbed Longs Peak. 26 of us started and 6 made it to the summit and signed a log sheet which was left at the summit in a steel pipe container. I presume that at the end of the year the document was taken somewhere and placed in an archive. It was a wonderful experience but not for the timid. As you can see the whole group started and only 6 of us completed the climb including our coach, Bob King who, at the time seemed to be an old man, probably 50 years old at the time. It was a long climb, take food and lots of water and a jacket because it gets cold at that altitude which was 14,255 ft. I will never forget that figure. Finally, it was a long but wonderful day.

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Additional Information:
Rocky Mountain National Park - The snow-covered peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park rise above lush valleys and glistening lakes. Highlights in the park include Longs Peak, the Continental Divide, Trail Ridge Road and the Colorado River Headwaters.


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