Grays Peak Loop
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!
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!
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.
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