Longs Peak may well be the most beloved peak in Colorado, and it is certainly one of the most visited. Every summer and fall, thousands upon thousands attempt to reach the summit of this majestic mountain. During the height of hiking season, hundreds of people can be seen on the trail on any given day, and since folks usually start in the wee hours of the morning, you can usually just count the headlamps to get an idea as to how many hikers are making their way for the top. From the Longs Peak trailhead, one can also access Mount Meeker, the second highest peak in Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as pristine Chasm Lake.
Highway 7 follows the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. This area consists of Lily Lake, Twin Sisters, Longs Peak, Mount Meeker, Chasm Lake, and continues down to the beginning of Wild Basin.