Grays Peak Trail (#54)


A trail sign, Grays Pk. NTR. No 54, displays at the trailhead to Grays Peak with built-in steps.

Length: 4 miles ONE-WAY

Elevation: 11,241 feet - 14,272 feet

Trail Description: Begin at the Grays Peak Trailhead. Hiking high above treeline, this trail offers hikers the opportunity to summit two 14,000 foot mountains (Grays and Torreys) in one day. Always be prepared for sudden weather changes, and start hiking early in the morning to avoid afternoon lightning storms.

Note: Due to high elevation, the area is not generally snow-free until late June or even July in some years. The road typically isn't plowed, so early and late season conditions my require hiking from the parking area off I-70.

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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Hiking conditions are best from July through September.
Closest Towns: Georgetown
Water: Streams; treat water for drinking
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Services and Idaho Springs Visitor Center; 303-567-4382; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: Drive west from Denver on Interstate 70, take the Bakerville exit #221.Drive south on Stevens Gulch Road, Couinty road 321 for about four miles. This road is rough and may be considered a 4-wheel drive road at times. In the winter, the road is impassable.



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Difficulty Level: Most Difficult

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