Longs Peak

Keyhole Route Information

Learn more about climbing the Longs Peak Keyhole Route, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

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Longs Peak
Fresh snow on Longs Peak 12/1/2020


Longs Peak Winter Conditions Advisory

Winter conditions have taken over in the high country of Rocky Mountain National Park and will persist at least through June. 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.

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: http://avalanche.state.co.us/pub_bc_avo.php?zone_id=1

Remember your safety is in your own hands.

Last updated: December 3, 2020

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Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


(970) 586-1206
Through winter, the Information Office is open 8:00 am–4:30 pm Mon–Fri. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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