Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park and the only peak in the park
exceeding 14,000 ft at 14,255 ft. (4,345 meters)
Park officials estimate that 15,000 people
try to reach the 14,255-foot summit of Longs Peak
each year and that about 9,000 are successful.
This year alone (2000) to date (Sep. 5), 3
people have died on Longs Peak. There have been 55
fatalities on Longs since 1887.
recorded climb was in 1868 by John Wesley Powell and party, but
certainly climbed earlier by natives.
climbing months are June - September.