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Longs Peak

Keyhole Route Information
For general information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about climbing Longs Peak-Keyhole Route, click here.


Longs Peak from the Boulderfield, August 8, 2014


Longs Peak Conditions (as of August 8th, 2014)

Conditions in Rocky Mountain National Park can change at any time. Travelers should expect to encounter rain, hail, sleet, snow, lightning, and any other weather imaginable when travelling in the mountains. Please take appropriate gear to endure these changing conditions. Also, be prepared to turn around when conditions exceed your abilities.

Remember your safety is in your own hands.

Longs Peak Trail

The Longs Peak Trail is now snow free all the way to the Boulderfield. The trail may still be covered in some places by standing water, especially after severe rain and thunderstorms.

Keyhole Route Conditions

The route past the Keyhole is dry and is free of snow and ice. However, there is still a possibility for snow, hail, and ice on route, especially after periods of heavy storm activity and cold temperatures.

Looking across the Ledges toward the Trough, August 8, 2014
Looking down from the top of the Trough, August 8, 2014
Looking across the Narrows toward the Trough, August 8, 2014
Looking up the Homestretch, August 8, 2014
Visitors enjoying the view on the summit of Longs Peak, August 8, 2014

Chasm Lake Trail

The Trail to Chasm Lake including the traverse just before the lake are snow free.

Chasm Traverse
A visitor hiking the Chasm Lake traverse, August 3rd, 2014.

Did You Know?

a photo of a coyote

Kawuneeche Valley is on the west side of the Continental Divide and channels water into the Colorado River. Kawuneeche means Coyote in Arapaho.