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About Longs Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park
Access
Drive In, Walk In, Hike In, Boat In
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National Park Service
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Alcohol Allowed
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Fires Allowed
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Longs Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado
Latitude
40.275 N
Longitude
-105.559 W
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11 Reviews of Longs Peak - Rocky Mountain National Park
Very cool

Amazing hikes and plenty of wildlife. The spaces are small but accommodate an RV or a single tent. Bear boxes and toilets close to everything.

Southern Rocky Mountain National Park

This is the only campground you can get to without going through Estes Park, which is great to avoid the congestion in that touristy little mountain town. No reservations are taken here. Most of the people we saw were about to hike or had just hiked Longs Peak (the big flat top one you can see from Denver), or were doing backpacking, so there were fewer families and chaos than at a typical national park campground. It’s a pretty basic campground with a lot to see and enjoy right nearby. But it’s kind of far from the main part of the park.

Southern Rocky Mountain National Park

This is the only campground you can get to without going through Estes Park, which is great to avoid the congestion in that touristy little mountain town. No reservations are taken here. Most of the people we saw were about to hike or had just hiked Longs Peak (the big flat top one you can see from Denver), or were doing backpacking, so there were fewer families and chaos than at a typical national park campground. It’s a pretty basic campground with a lot to see and enjoy right nearby. But it’s kind of far from the main part of the park.

Wow

An experience like no other.

Longs Peak Campground

This review is for the Longs Peak Campground, not the backcountry sites…since this is not a backpacking site :) This is one of two campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park that does not take reservations. It’s not open in winter. Whether you’re planning a big summit hike of Longs Peak or just doing day hikes in the area, this is an amazing high altitude campground. Unfortunately there’s a neighboring (non-NPS) camp that is very loud and depending on the day and time of year it can ruin the atmosphere. The NPS rangers sympathize with us campers but there’s nothing they can do. Simple amenities and lovely setting.

Close to the big one!

This is one of two campgrounds in Rocky Mountain National Park that does not take reservations. It’s not open in winter. Whether you’re planning a big summit hike of Longs Peak or just doing day hikes in the area, this is an amazing high altitude campground. Unfortunately there’s a neighboring (non-NPS) camp that is very loud and depending on the day and time of year it can ruin the atmosphere. The NPS rangers sympathize with us campers but there’s nothing they can do. Simple amenities and lovely setting.

Convenient campground near trailhead

This campground is located right next to the Longs Peak Trailhead, making it a great place to stay if you're planning to do one of the long hikes. Facilities include: vault toilets, fire pits, water (water is turned off during winter months though). No reservations can be made ahead of time. Beautiful area

Camping in Boulderfield on Longs Peak

The camp sites near the top of Longs Peak in the Boulderfield are worth the long hike (6 miles up steep terrain). Falling asleep underneath a crystal clear sky filled with stars; then waking up to a sun peeking over the mountain range is inspiring. Bring a good sleeping bag and a tent you trust in high winds, as the wind will howl and shake your tent all night. Rent a bear canister from the Estes Park Mountain Store right outside of town, cheap ($3) and necessary. Bring a portable water filter, there will be mountain streams running all around you. There are two privies near the camp sites. Book in advance to ensure your place in the Boulderfield, reservations are often made months before. Watch the skies for bad weather, don't feed the marmots, and enjoy your adventure on Longs Peak Boulderfield!

Rocky Mountain National Park

It's was amazingly beautiful, and so peaceful I can't wait to go back.

The mountains are calling …

It's the Rockies!

You're in Colorado…in nature…truly awe inspiring