Grays Peak Loop

7 reviews #3 hike out of 440 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. It is possible to park down from the trailhead and walk past the steeper, slightly loose section of road to get to the start of the hike.

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.



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davidhsheppard 4 years, 7 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.
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