Top of Colorado, anyway.
View from Longs Peak, yesterday:
Xiang Li and James Darrell summited the mountain yesterday, a bit tougher climb than they had expected. No view like that comes without some great effort somewhere. They topped Grays Peak a couple of weeks ago — a slightly higher mountain (20 feet), but an easier climb.
Long’s Peak is the highest point in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Longs Peak is one of the 54 mountains with summits over 14,000 feet in Colorado. It can be prominently seen from Longmont, Colorado, as well as from the rest of the Colorado Front Range. It is named after Major Stephen Long, who explored the area in the 1820s. Longs Peak is one of the most prominent mountains in Colorado, rising nearly 10,000 feet above the western edge of the Great Plains.
- Longs Peak Webcam
- NPS – Long’s Peak via the Keyhole Route
- UNC Professor Performs Cello On Longs Peak (denver.cbslocal.com)
- New fall, rescue delay body recovery on Longs Peak (denverpost.com)
- Advice to climbers: Michael Silverman’s account, with photos of the climb