At 14,259 feet, Longs Peak dominates the surrounding landscape as part of Rocky Mountain National Park. Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the nation, provides easy access to alpine tundra for many American and international visitors. Wildlife viewing, especially for elk during the fall rut, can be spectacular. Most of Rocky Mountain National Park, just miles from the largest urban area in the Rocky Mountain region, is designated and/or managed as wilderness, giving many Coloradans and other visitors an opportunity for solitude and wilderness recreation. Rocky Mountain National Parks’s complex topography and wide range of elevation result in remarkable biological diversity.
Last updated: August 28, 2019