Rocky Mountain N.P.

Explore high tales of Longs Peak, July 1

HikeESTES PARK – Within Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak is arguably the most iconic peak. It has a face chiseled by glaciers, ridges that with-stand brutal winds and temperatures, and a summit that has whispered invites to many courageous men and women throughout time.

Join Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute as we explore the high tales of Longs on July 1st in the program, Longs Peak Up-Close. This course will explore this famous peak’s history, heritage, and folklore as participants hike to Jim’s Grove along Longs Peak Trail. The geological origin, colorful characters, and bountiful blossoms will be examined and celebrated throughout the six mile hike.

This course will be instructed by local authors, Walt and Marlene Borneman. Walt is has written award-winning American history books. He has coauthored A Climbing Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners and 100 Years Up High: Colorado Mountains and Mountaineers. Marlene has been locating and photographing wildflowers throughout the region since 1974. She is a coauthor of Rocky Mountain Wildflowers.

For more information or to register ($80.00 Adult; $76.00 Member Price), please call the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Institute at (970)586-3262 or visit

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