D/R/E: 10 miles - 3,238' feet elevation gain
Hiking Distance Is The Total Length Of The Hike
This challenging hike features some of the best views of the sheer, granite west side of Longs Peak and the magical, glacier sculpture of Glacier Gorge with a majestic, birdís-eye view of Bierstadt, Sprague, Bear, Dream, and Black lakes. The west side of Longs Peak and the famous Keyboard of the Wind (ridgetop rock sentinels) sweep into Black Lake, and Hallettís sharp prow becomes ever more impressive as you climb into the sky. Watch out for thunderstorms in the summer as you are way above tree-line.