Grays and Torreys Peak Trail from Snoe Basin Mine

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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4222 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

2 months ago

Great day! Saw a mountain goat and missed most of the weather moving in! Pro is if my girls who also made it up both peaks 15,12, and 10!

hiking
3 months ago

Busy, gorgeous and well worth the hike to bag two fourteeners. It was my second and third one - they are MUCH easier than Bierstadt. Great way to earn a burger and beer.

3 months ago

Okay, all trails has this jacked up

hiking
3 months ago

A great climb! If you're looking to try your first 14er(s), this is the way to go! Not too tough because of the steady uphill climb, but of course, difficult nonetheless. Be sure to bring layers - Gray's was super chilly and windy and Torrey's was HOT and not windy, weird! Only downside to this hike... SUPER trafficked. It felt like the Disneyland of 14ers with the long lines and groups of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful hike!!! The views are stunning, very trafficked but if you start before the sun comes up its not too bad. :)

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked today! Got up there by 530am and the parking lot was full. We had a big truck so could 4wheel up a hill and park. Did Grays first Torrey's 2nd. Was a beautiful hike. Ya. There were lots of people but it's awesome to see that people are out there enjoying the mountains!!! Let's be happy about it!!!!! Go do it!!!! Live a lot!!!

hiking
4 months 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.

backpacking
4 months 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
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months 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.

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