What is the most dangerous hike in Rocky Mountain National Park?
It is one of Colorado’s most hiked trails, but is also one of the world’s deadliest. The Rocky Mountain National park in itself is the 8th most dangerous national park.
More than 60 people have died hiking Longs Peak since 1921 from exhaustion, rock slides, slipping, ect.
According to the National Park Service, two people, on average, die every year attempting to climb the mountain.
Most people die when they get to a point in the hike called The Keyhole.
One of the more famous people to die on Longs Peak was mountaineer Agnes Vaille. After she and a companion successfully summited, Vaille fell 150 feet down a rock field. Exhausted, she told her friend that she would take a short nap before resuming the hike, but she froze to death by the time rescuers found her. Agnes Vaille Shelter, a small cabin on the trail, serves as a memorial to her.