Longs Peak (14,259 ft)
Seasons: Summer, Fall
Departure: Boulder, Denver, Estes Park
Activity: Hiking Longs Peak
$600 for a private trip; Each additional person is $200 per person.
We guarantee departure of all trips booked. Please contact for Denver departures and we will help with transportation or transportation arrangements
Location of Trip:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Length of Trip:
8 - 16 hours long
Custom, 7 days a week based on request.
Come follow in the footsteps of the famous explorer John Wesley Powell as we traverse Longs Peak, the highest peak in Rock Mountain National Park. Our professional guides will safely lead you on this extremely difficult hike.
Description: This is an ascent of the highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park (14,259 ft / 4,346 m). Due to the exposure of this mountain we usually only hike Longs Peak from mid-July to mid-September. The rest of the year it is usually a technical peak.
Why do many people use a guide on Longs Peak? The day is very long, there are many hours navigating by headlamp in the dark, the route finding can be difficult up high, the exposure above the Keyhole is very real, and the weather and conditions on the mountain are very dynamic. Fortunately, CWRAG’s professional guides log more miles and vertical feet on Longs Peak than any other guide service, so we know how to follow the best pace and the most up-to-date conditions for our visitors. Combined with our intimate local knowledge, we will give you the best opportunity for success.
In 2010, we successfully planned and assisted 11 Veteran Expeditions Team Members (disabled and able bodied veterans) and a 5-person film crew reach Longs Peak Summit on Sept 11, 2010. This was one of more than 25 successful ascents in 2010. Since then, we have logged many ascents up Longs Peak. Let us help you and your groups reach new heights safely!
Itinerary: Prepare for an epic day. We normal departure our lodging location at midnight or meet at the trailhead and depart from the Longs Peaks trailhead by 12:30 am. After departing from the trailhead, we head off for a 12hr – 18 hr great and long guided hiking tour that is 17-miles in length and includes 5350’ of elevation gain. This is a comparable summit day to Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania or Mt Elbrus is Russia, so prepare for a long hard day physically and mentally. At the completion, we will rejoice in our memorable experience together.
Included: Transportation between hotel/ central meeting location and trailhead or meeting at Trailhead (if needed), breakfast and lunch, snacks and water for all activities, park entrance fees, permits, local natural history education, logistical help for all local reservations, professional hiking guide or professional climbing guide.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional climbing or hiking guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder or Estes Park co to the trailhead, snacks, breakfast and lunch, water, education about local and natural history, including library for Rocky Mountain flora and fauna, group CB, group medical kit, personal gear (headlamp, poles, and if needed warm mitts), and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Gratuities for your guide (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Special Notes: Best Colorado hiking near Estes Park Colorado for hiking holidays. Combine this Long Peak hike or as an adventure vacation, mountain hiking adventure tour, adventure travel tour hotel package in Boulder, Denver hiking day trip, or multi-day hiking vacation. Colorado’s best hiking guides will show off Rocky Mountain National Park hikes for an unforgettable hiking trip / hiking trips. Join us to climb Longs for a once in a lifetime ascent (Colorado tour or guided Colorado tours) with Colorado’s best outdoor adventure guides.
Difficulty Description: Very Difficult: Long and rugged route in extremely remote areas. Suitable only for experienced hikers in top physical condition. Class 2: More difficult hiking that may be off-trail. You may also have to put your hands down occasionally to keep your balance and therefore a waterproof, secure rucksack will be needed. May include easy snow climbs or hiking on talus/scree. Class 3: Scrambling or un-roped climbing. You must use your hands most of the time to hold the terrain or find your route. This may be caused by a combination of steepness and extreme terrain (large rocks or steep snow). Some Class 3 routes are better done with rope.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation