Grays Peak: A climb up the highest mountain in Colorado’s Front Range

Grays Peak: A climb up the highest mountain in Colorado’s Front Range
Grays Peak: A climb up the highest mountain in Colorado’s Front Range
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Grays Peak is the highest mountain (14,270 ft, 4349m) in the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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Located fairly near Breckenridge and Keystone, it takes about 1 1/2 – 2 hours to reach the trailhead from Denver.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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From the Grays Peak trailhead at Stevens Gulch at 11,280 ft, the climb up Grays is 3.5 miles to the summit, or a 3,040 feet elevation gain on a well-marked, straightforward path.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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The summit is a great place for lunch with 360º views. We were fortunate to meet a couple from Massachusetts and enjoyed our lunch break getting to know them.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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As usual, we arrived late, so we did not attempt Torreys to make sure we got down before afternoon storms rolled in.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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Awesome views and we met some wild life on the way down.

Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
Hiking Grays Peak, Colorado
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