Grays Peak Loop

24 reviews #2 hike out of 642 in
7.8 mi
Distance
3 hrs 17 min
Time
terrain
2,972 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to Grays Peak in Arapaho National Forest.

This trail goes by Torreys Peak.

A double header...If you are a 14er peak-bagger, you can knock off two official 14ers on this hike, there is enough prominence between the peaks to make them 'official'. The total distance is around 8 miles. From the summit there are great views of Lake Dillon, the Gore Range to the west, and the other high peaks in the area. As with all the Colorado 14ers, they are very popular destinations and you will encounter many other hikers.

Go prepared and be aware of the weather that can change quickly especially in the summer months when afternoon thunderstorms are common. Even in mid summer the summit can be chilly and windy.

Do one peak and if you still have the energy for the high elevation, get that second peak in as well!

Getting Started

The dirt road leading up to the trailhead can be difficult for non AWDs. A high clearance SUV is recommended, even a Subaru could have difficulty making it up due to the road becoming so rocky and rutted out. Do not underestimate the drive up to the trailhead!

Taking Children

This hike has some significant elevation gain and is very rocky as you get higher. It would be ok for older children used to hiking longer, harder trails.



    Rate this Hike

    user_profile stars
    1 year, 2 months ago
    Very crowded hike and parking/traffic becomes chaotic after 4 am. Hike was very challenging but rewarding with a great and mellow couple miles back to the parking lot.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 2 months ago
    Fun day!!! Double Colorado 14er. Tough hike.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 3 months ago
    Great hike, but very crowded (even on a Tuesday), which is why only 4 stars. Very well maintained and heavily trafficked trail. The actual difficulty isn't so bad if you don't have issues with the altitude. Get started early. Upper parking lot fils up very quickly. Consider driving up the night before and sleeping in your car or something if possible (might help with the altitude too). You will definitely need a 4WD to get to the upper parking lot, though. That road is a total pain in the ass.
    ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 week, 1 day ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 month ago

    user_profile
    1 month, 3 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    3 months, 1 week ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    3 months, 3 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    5 months, 3 weeks ago
    ★ ★

    user_profile
    9 months, 2 weeks ago
    ★ ★

    user_profile
    11 months, 3 weeks ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 1 month ago
    ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 2 months ago
    ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 2 months ago

    user_profile
    1 year, 3 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 3 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 5 months ago
    ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    1 year, 8 months ago

    user_profile
    2 years, 1 month ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 1 month ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 2 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 3 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 3 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    user_profile
    2 years, 4 months ago
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Public Tracks

user_profile
davidhsheppard 6 years, 2 months ago
Grays peak and Torreys peak hike
My son and daughter joined me for a hike of Grays and Torreys peaks. The weather was great. My kids weren't interested in hiking Torreys so I did that one by myself. I considered returning from the top of Torreys on the eastern ridge (class 3). Decided it looked a little too dicey and returned the safer south route down the mountain.
user_profile
mark.parmet 2 years, 3 months ago
Grays
Tyra Z
user_profile
broncostephanie 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Rachel Davidson 1 month, 1 week ago
user_profile
dcbusdriver 1 year, 1 month ago
user_profile
aaronaschroeder 1 year, 1 month ago
user_profile
athollgoon 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
Etaylor543 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
David 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
jenn.hardin17 1 year, 2 months ago
user_profile
davemckinley4 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
startsw.c 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
kappes.joe 1 year, 3 months ago
G+T
user_profile
dthatchbaby 1 year, 3 months ago
user_profile
lilydines 1 year, 4 months ago
user_profile
lor2526 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
amr007 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Michelle Merckle 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
amsnedigar 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
chefcowie 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
tuleys 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
andrewcharter 2 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Jennie McArthur-Salyer 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
ej2020 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
missouri.howell 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
9wildks 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
le732943 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
Tim Sturm 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
georgewalterj 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
wcking91 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
wcking91 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
cjleggere 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
Will_Bottom 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
dmyer80 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
dancojohn 2 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
TreeTalker 2 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
jayjaxn 3 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
sachiarya 3 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Nick 3 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
MarkA 3 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
oscarnbarbara 3 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
poliscinurse 3 years, 5 months ago
user_profile
CheapCigarMan 3 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
CheapCigarMan 3 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
CheapCigarMan 3 years, 11 months ago
user_profile
jlabelle 4 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Björn Borg 4 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
lenbrewer 4 years, 3 months ago
user_profile
Tao Wang 4 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
guegro 4 years, 5 months ago
user_profile
Robin Schichtel 4 years, 5 months ago
user_profile
jcrom 5 years ago
user_profile
Rick Brown 5 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
pacatte1 5 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
mikedillon89 5 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
ejbutler12 5 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
Savon W 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Jerry Grenard 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Savon W 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Savon Wyant 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Savon W 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Savon W 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
Savon W 5 years, 4 months ago
user_profile
jchapell 6 years, 1 month ago
user_profile
Andiran Nambi 6 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
skornia 7 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
FoxRox 10 years, 2 months ago
user_profile
Andiran Nambi 51 years, 9 months ago