Monday, July 25, 2011

Granite Pass Loop

I like to hit some variation of this loop at least once a year in RMNP.  My first time above treeline this year.  No snow along the trails up to Granite Pass (12,000+ feet) and it looked pretty clear up to Longs Peak.  There were a lot of hikers heading up to the peak, although I had all of the trails to myself until I got to Granite Pass.

The Loop:
Storm Pass Trail/Boulder Brook Trail/North Longs Peak Trail to Granite Pass/Longs Peak (Keyhole Route) Trail/Connecting Trail from Longs Peak Trail back to Storm Pass/Storm Pass Trail

Start/Finish at Storm Pass Trailhead at Lily Lake

20.94 miles, 5694 feet climbed, GPS data here

Early morning view from Storm Pass Trail.
Interesting.  I guess I ran a little faster than normal through this section.
Boulder Brook Trail.
Overlooking the Boulder Brook Valley and beyond.
Longs and Meeker from the Chasm trail junction.

1 comment:

  1. Great pictures. This sure is an amazing area to get out and run/hike/enjoy the scenery.