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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, July 18, 2014


Longs Peak Keyhole Route Conditions (as of July 26, 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.


The Long's peak trail is now free of snow all the way to the Boulderfield.

Areas of standing water still exist on portions of the trail.

The Keyhole July 13

The Keyhole, July 18, 2014


Keyhole Route Conditions

The route beyond the Keyhole is mostly melted out, although small sections of the route is covered with snow and ice. There is running water across many sections of the route that may freeze overnight or during cold temperatures.

Climbing beyond the Keyhole will require proper experience and equipment.

Looking across the Ledges toward the Trough, July 18 2014
Looking down the Trough, July 18, 2014.
The Narrows, July 18, 2014
Visitors descending the Homestretch, July 18, 2014.
Chasm Lake

Looking across the Chasm traverse on July 23, 2014


Chasm Lake

The trail leading to Chasm Lake is now snow free.


A current weather forecast for the Longs Peak high country can be found at: http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=LONG%27S+PEAK&state=CO&site=BOU&textField1=40.258&textField2=-105.613&e=0

A current avalanche forecast can be found at:


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