• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Longs Peak

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

 
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Chasm Lake and the east face of Longs Peak on October 1, 2014.

NPS

Longs Peak Winter Conditions Advisory

Winter conditions have taken over in the high country of Rocky Mountain National Park. Any venture beyond the trail head will require route-finding skills, proper winter equipment, and knowledge of winter travel. Travelers should expect to encounter cold temperatures, snow and ice, avalanche hazards, and high winds. Winter routes are not marked and often vary from the established summer trails. Periods of excellent weather do occur, however they are short lived and backed by long periods of intense winter conditions. Also, be prepared to turn around when conditions exceed your abilities. Remember, safety is your responsibility.

Regular reports on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak will be posted from June through September.

Remember your safety is in your own hands.

 

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