Greyrock Trail

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Greyrock Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Laporte, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2417 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

scramble

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

hiking
1 day ago

This was a fantastic hike through a variety of scenery. Nice mountain range views, burnt forest, undulating terrain. Scrambling over rocks to the top makes the spur a bit tricky in winter months. Also requires paying special attention to the small signs to figure out where to go. Steep climbing sections to get a workout in, definitely on the harder side. Dogs should be agile! I really like this trail. Fantastic photography options. For more details and pics: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/02/04/roadtrip-to-the-rockies-grey-rock-mountain/

hiking
8 days ago

Great views after scrambling up rocks at the top. Lake is okay, but not much water or shade on this one. Did this in July, the little meadow is neat though and full of wildflowers.

30 days ago

Great hike!! Definitely bring lots of water for this one.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail up the mountain but definitely on the harder side. Someone I know said it was a good one to prepare for a 14er and they are not wrong!

hiking
1 month ago

Great weather!

1 month ago

Just came back, 12/22/17. Nice amount of snow down making the area bright and colorful, but not too much to where the trail is covered. Your legs will get a good workout if you stay out for more than 2 hours!

2 months ago

great trail. We went in December: mud, ice and snow in spots. Not heavily traveled while we visited

2 months ago

Little snow on the trail but a bit icy near the top- be careful scrambling. No micro spikes needed as of today. Trail can be hard to follow. Otherwise, a really wonderful hike so close to ft collins!

hiking
2 months ago

Wow what a great trail! Definetly on the hard side but worth the trip up to the summit and through the meadows !

2 months ago

One of the best hikes to do near Fort Collins. Great view from the top!

hiking
2 months ago

Managed to make it to the very top with my Colorado Mountain Dog, Klondike. No snow on the trail, (in December, which is highly unusual), but, both sides of the loop are filled with large rocks and rock faces, making this a moderately difficult trail to traverse. Would do it again, just with better socks next time...

2 months ago

No snow, but a bit windy!

2 months ago

Easily a favorite hike of many years

2 months ago

there is no snow on the trail as of this day it takes you through a burnout area so not as pretty as others but the views at the top are awesome challenging for sure it's easy to get off the trail as you near the top so watch for the Cairns and you will reach a place near the top to go left or right go left we went right and got off trail overall nice hike

hiking
3 months ago

As far as front range/foot hills hikes go... this one's among my favorites. Id put this one behind some of the boulder group climbs like Bear or South Boulder Peaks but ahead of many others. Be careful on the meadow trail as I accidentally got off trail pretty close to the TH twice. It's faint and has many social trails branching off. the greyrock trail is excellent all the way. I wouldn't consider this one hard but just a very nice workout. Took me 3.5 hrs for the total loop including at least 30 mins relaxing and enjoying the summit. I definitely recommend this one!

3 months ago

Went up on a Tuesday. Hardly any traffic. Beautiful views at the top reward a tough uphill hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing views, awesome hike. Our dogs loved it too. There are some spots you really have to climb over some larger rocks. We chose not to bring our kids on the Summitt portion however the Meadows portion would be fine.

hiking
4 months ago

Challenging, fun, refreshing, scenic. Always a fan of dog-friendly trails, but this is a strenuous, rocky hike, so plan a little TLC for paws afterwards! Crowded, but not uncomfortably so. Would hike again!

4 months ago

Beautiful hike! Like many hikes in Colorado, I often paused and was thankful for living in such a beautiful state. This is a challenging hike, but definitely worth it. Perfect for a sunny day! There were quite a few people there, but not enough to make it feel crowded. Definitely recommend to those wanting a little elevation gain.

hiking
4 months ago

Very challenging hike but so many beautiful views along the way. We saw a deer, a herd of bighorn sheep, and a TON of ladybugs who made their home at the summit! Cool, unique hike in the canyon.

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