North Longs Peak Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,403' 732 m
Descent: -88' -27 m
High: 12,081' 3,682 m
Low: 9,704' 2,958 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 24% (14°)
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“A seldom used trail to Granite Pass and good alternative for crowd averse runners tackling Longs Peak”— Megan W
The forest thins as you climb a series of steep, long switchbacks. After reaching treeline, the trail steepens noticeably and the terrain becomes acres of jumbled rocks. After another mile and a half of more of the same, the North Longs Peak Trail ends at the intersection with the Longs Peak - Keyhole Route as it crosses the broad saddle of Granite Pass.
The North Longs Peak Trail is convenient for climbs of Storm Peak, Mt. Lady Washington, and even Longs Peak itself if you want to avoid the traffic synonymous with the main Longs Peak - Keyhole Route and dont mind the extra mileage.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park