Grays and Torreys Peak Trail from Snoe Basin Mine

HARD 12 reviews
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Grays and Torreys Peak Trail from Snoe Basin Mine is a 8.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Montezuma, Colorado that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4343 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

hiking
8 days ago

Easy fourteeners relatively speaking when compared to other fourteeners but that said, all fourteeners are tough. Twenty five years ago the parking lot on the weekend would have only a few cars. Now days, the cars are lined up on the dirt road to the parking lot starting miles from the trailhead. The trail was like I-25, bumper to bumper people. Get there by 5 or 6 am if you want to get anywhere near the parking lot. Got some great pics of mountain goats although the father goat did not like it.

10 days ago

backpacking
13 days ago

Tough hike with a 30 lb pack but a great workout. I highly recommend wind proof and water proof gear, the wind is high near the top some days and there is NO shelter. The trails are steep and have lots of lose rock so be careful. Exposure is mild but there are some spots you can slip & take a nasty fall if not careful. I also recommend trekking poles. Especially with heavier packs. Overall its a gorgeous hike. Be safe!

hiking
14 days ago

I wrote a whole blog post on both of these trails. You can find it here :)
http://wp.me/p7ZycW-2T

hiking
16 days ago

25 days ago

25 days ago

The county road is rough, but my Passat just handled it. Great hike, lots of up

hiking
28 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Completed Grays & Torreys today - started at 5:50am (parked 1.5 miles below main lot at trailhead but probably could have found a spot further up), summited Grays by 8:30am (sun was not out yet and there were 40ish mph winds at the top, did not have gloves and really should have brought them), spent 10min at summit, traversed the saddle and summited Torreys by 9:25am (sun was out when we got to the top of Torreys and wind was much more bearable), spent 20min atop Torreys and headed back down, very minor snow when descending from saddle to rejoin main trail, some loose rock here and there, trail condition was decent. Round trip: 11.6 miles / 6hrs 38min.

Downsides:
- highly populated - well over 100 people on the trail
- parking - should have checked the upper or before parking so far away, I arrived at 5:40am
- road in is in poor condition, very rock laden and rutted out - I have a Subaru Legacy wagon and didn't bottom out but had to drive carefully as to avoid large rocks/holes

Great hike, excellent weather, decent trail conditions and beautiful views.

1 month ago