East Longs Peak Trail – Longs Peak Trail – Keyhole Route – Shelf Trail

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East Longs Peak Trail--Longs Peak Trail--Keyhole Route--Shelf Trail
Along the Keyhole Route
Location Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA
Nearest city Allenspark, Colorado
Built 1925
Architect National Park Service
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Rocky Mountain National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 07000740
Added to NRHP July 10, 2007[1]

The East Longs Peak Trail, Longs Peak Trail and Keyhole Route-Shelf Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places for their significance in the early recreational development of the park. The East Longs Peak Trail was laid out in 1878 by Reverend Elkanah H. Lamb, long before the designation of the region as parkland. It was extended in 1910 by Enos Mills. The trail leads from the Tahosa Valley, running counterclockwise around Longs Peak and reaching the summit at 14,259 feet.[2]

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Larimer County, Colorado


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "East Long Peak Trail". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-10. 

Coordinates: 40°16′20″N 105°36′02″W / 40.27222°N 105.60056°W / 40.27222; -105.60056