Rocky Mountain National Park - Tonahutu Trailhead to Longs Peak Trailhead - Member Hike

Hike Name: Rocky Mountain National Park - Tonahutu Trailhead to Longs Peak Trailhead
Country: United States
State: Colorado
Nearby Town: Estes Park and Grand Lake
Rating: 5 stars
Directions: Via US 34 or 36 from the east through Estes Park and via US 34 from the southwest through Grand Lake.
Total Hike Distance: 35.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Very Difficult
Permit Required: Yes
Hike Type: One-Way, Shuttle Hike
Hike Starts: Tonahutu Trailhead
Hike Ends: Longs Peak Trailhead
Trails Used: Tonahutu Creek, Continental Divide National Scenic, Flattop Mountain, Glacier Gorge, North Longs Peak, and East Longs Peak Trails
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Lakes, Snow
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Rocky Mountain National Park
Park Headquarters / Beaver Meadows Visitor Center
1000 U.S. Highway 36
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Phone: 970-586-1206
Best Season: Summer
Users: Hikers, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: This particular hike begins in the southwest quadrant of the park and traverses from west to east across the southern half. It includes summits of Flattop Mountain at elevation 12,324 feet and Longs Peak at elevation 14,255 feet.

The terrain is arduous and the altitude is taxing, but the climbs are rewarding, and the views are spectacular. See the trip reports for more.



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