Visiting Garden of the Gods – Top 8 Activities

The Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado is consistently rated by TripAdvisor as one of the best parks in the country. Upon arriving at this natural wonder it is easy to see why. Massive red rock fins protrude hundreds of feet into the air. This would be a stunningly beautiful park anywhere…

Upper Ouzel Creek Campsite

Rocky Mountain National Park’s Upper Ouzel Creek campsite is remote, rugged and beautiful. It is the closest backcountry site to Bluebird Lake & Ouzel Peak.

Longs Peak Keyhole Route

Longs Peak Keyhole Route – Conclusion If you missed any part of the journey up Longs Peak Keyhole Route click the links below to get caught up: Longs Peak Guide – Part 1 Hiking Longs Peak – Part 2 Climbing Longs Peak – Part 3 Camping in the Boulder Field – Part 4 Chasm Lake…

Chasm Lake Spur on Longs Peak

The Chasm Lake Spur If you missed a part of the journey up Longs Peak click the links below to get caught up before taking the Chasm Lake spur: Longs Peak Guide – Part 1 Hiking Longs Peak – Part 2 Climbing Longs Peak – Part 3 Camping in the Boulder Field – Part 4…

Camping in the Boulder Field of Longs Peak

Camping in the Boulder Field If you missed a part of the journey up Longs Peak click the links below to get caught up before reading about camping in the Boulder Field: Longs Peak Guide – Part 1 Hiking Longs Peak – Part 2 Climbing Longs Peak – Part 3 The weather report for the…

Climbing Longs Peak

Climbing Longs Peak – The Keyhole Route If you missed a part of climbing Longs Peak click a link below to get caught up: Longs Peak Guide – Part 1 Hiking Longs Peak – Part 2 Once past the Keyhole when climbing Longs Peak, the path is no longer a hike but becomes a mountaineering…

Hiking Longs Peak

Hiking Longs Peak Trip Report – The Keyhole Route: Click here if you missed part one of hiking Longs Peak We arrived at the trailhead at 5:30 AM on a Sunday morning in mid-summer. We were prepared to spend three days in the wilderness hiking Longs Peak via the most popular route known as the…

Longs Peak Guide – The Keyhole Route

At 14,255′ Longs Peak towers above the rest of Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. It is the only 14er within the park’s boundary and is the northernmost 14er on the Front Range. It is easily accessed from Denver, but climbing to this summit is not easy. I have summited nine other 14ers prior to climbing…