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Greyrock Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Laporte, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 2,421 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Over grown

Rocky

Snow

Waypoints (8)
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Getting There
  • 1

    Campsite

    40.69553, -105.29041

  • 2

    Trail Split

    40.69581, -105.29560

  • 3

    Trail Splits for Summit or Meadow

    40.71174, -105.29443

  • 4

    Trail goes right

    40.71765, -105.28934

  • 5

    Top of Grey Rock

    40.71572, -105.29261

  • 6

    Downhill from here to meadows

    40.70461, -105.30241

  • 7

    Top of ridge on the west side of the trail

    40.70451, -105.30256

  • 8

    Can see Hewlett Gulch Trailhead from here

    40.70099, -105.30439

Small Parking Lot with a two room outhouse.

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Directions from Fort Collins: Travel 17 miles west on Hwy 14 to the Greyrock Trailhead.

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Reviews (952)
Photos (950)
Recordings (557)
Completed (2009)
Lexie Cordle
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Hiking

Excellent trail, challenging and rewarding. Great views the entire way. Its tough to find the trail on the scramble up, but once on top, the water is a great treat to greet you! Try not to do this hike if it’s really hot out, the way down does not have much shade until you get to the bottom. I went late morning and the hike took longer than I expected and it got VERY HOT on the way down. Bring lots of water or a filter to refill water supply at the top. Overall great workout and beautiful scenery! Would recommend!

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Blake Leonard
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HikingScramble

Awesome scramble up the mountain, no cell service til youre on the mountain

David P
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Hiking
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Glenn Logan
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HikingRockyScramble

We hiked this trail in July 2019, and it is our favorite of the trails we've hiked in the Poudre Canyon area. It's got some good elevation gains, but wasn't overly exhausting, and we did it on our second day in Colorado so we hadn't fully acclimated to the altitude yet. The lower part of the trail is well marked, but once you get to the upper mountain portion, it's a bit of a scramble, but it was really fun to explore. The views at the top were worth the trip. Beautiful vistas and the lake at the top is really cool. Highly recommend this trail.

zi dinaro
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HikingNo shadeOff trailScramble

this is my favourite trail ive been on yet! i keep comparing all other places to greyrock. its a long but slow incline all the way up with great views, and then a mad and extremely fun scramble at the end. the scramble isnt really well marked at all, but its easy enough to figure out where to go. like the only option is up. but the reward of the views at the summit is well worth the struggle of the scramble in my opinion. 10/10.

Bethany Conerly
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble
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Angeline Pan
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HikingOver grownRocky

Live this trail so much, I’ve done it twice this month. It’s tough but totally doable even if you don’t hike much as long as you take it slow. Views up top are beautiful, get there 7:30 latest to snag parking, otherwise you gotta go side of the road. Only annoying thing was a group of people decided to have a picnic at the top so we couldn’t see the view of the lake from up top, but I’d been before and it’s breathtaking.

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Dayna Johnson
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Beautiful trail with great views..overgrown in some places... had to do some trail finding heading up to summit with some scrambling: look for the rock cairns and posts... probably won’t do again but was a great trail for an overcast day with a nice breeze

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Brandon B
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HikingRockyScramble
Regina Stump
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Hiking

Awesome trail for trail running!

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Ethan Conroy
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HikingBlowdownNo shadeOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

This was the cross country gray rock circuit around the base of the mountain. The south half of the circuit follows a “suggested trail“ (wintersteen trail), but there is no actual trail. It is cross country through fallen trees and rocky scrub. Once you get past the eastern spur, the northern section has networks of Cow paths. These often take the path of least resistance, but are full of cow pies and flies. Making up your own route is better and more fun. Super fun cross country map and compass route finding adventure!

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Frederick Bohn
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Hiking

The trail is hard to follow higher up. Hard work but well worth it!!!!!

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Doncey Albin
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Hiking

It was pretty long and some scrambling, but so worth it.

Libby Thompson
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

I hike a lot and this one was difficult, especially our last half of the loop. We started out by going right, up Greyrock trail. We got to do a little bouldering and scrambling near the top and were a little confused by the trail but never too far off. Near the top there is a clearing where the trail goes way left which we weren’t expecting, but that’s the right way! The bad part was the way “down”. We took the meadows trail back and this part of the trail had another whole separate summit that we were not expecting. If I were to do the hike again I would avoid the meadows trail part. Bring more water than you think you need as there is not much shade and the hike is strenuous.

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