Keyhole Route Information
Longs Peak Conditions (as of August 29, 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 dry 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
Currently, the route past the Keyhole is wet and has substantial sections of snow and ice. In particular, the Trough, Narrows, and Homestretch have the most snow and ice. These current conditions are making travel more difficult for visitors. Projected temperatures and weather for the week will likely lead to the persistence of snow and ice on route. Please be prepared for these conditions.
Chasm Lake Trail
The trail to Chasm Lake including the traverse just before the lake are snow free.
For current weather for Longs Peak click the link below.
Did You Know?
Kawuneeche Valley is on the west side of the Continental Divide and channels water into the Colorado River. Kawuneeche means Coyote in Arapaho.