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Torreys Peak, Grays Peak
Clear Creek County, CO

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Grays Peak Trail
Looking up the Grays Peak Trail

Route: Grays Peak Trail, spur trail, Continental Divide Trail

The day started off with a road walk, as I was unable to make it up a deeply rutted area with my rental car. Eventually arriving at the trailhead, the trail started off quite gradually as it worked its way up meadows. Eventually reaching the slope of Grays, I took the cut over trail up to the Grays-Torreys saddle, having to cross a small snow field at one point. The balance of the hike up Torreys was snow free and not technical.

Returning to the saddle, I ascended to the crowd atop Grays Peak, then descended the popular switchbacked trail.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Torreys Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Grays Peak
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Moderate
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Parking Elevation: 10,050'
Time to Trailhead: 00:32
Destination: Torreys Peak
Time Elapsed: 02:07
Trailhead Elevation: 11,280'
Summit Elevation: 14,267'
Vertical Gain: 3,057'
Destination: Grays Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 14,267'
Summit Elevation: 14,270'
Vertical Gain: 563'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:54
Hike Vertical Gain: 4,900'


The Grays Peak Trail trailhead
The Grays Peak Trail trailhead

Sunrise from the Grays Peak Trail
Sunrise from the Grays Peak Trail

A native
A native

The crossover to the Grays-Torreys col
The crossover to the Grays-Torreys col

Looking southeast from Torreys Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking southeast from Torreys Peak

Looking back at Torreys Peak
Looking back at Torreys Peak

Looking back at Torreys Peak
Ascending Grays Peak

Looking at Stevens Gulch from Grays Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Stevens Gulch from Grays Peak

Topographic map of Torreys Peak, Grays Peak


Directions to trailhead: From exit 221 of I-70, take Route 321-Stevens Gulch Road south. Cars may not be able to make it to the trailhead due to increasingly rough road.

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