Greyrock Trail

HARD 227 reviews
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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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding 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
2549 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

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
2 days ago

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7 days ago

A great hike to the peak. Good for beginner hikers or just a fun trip hike. Moderate hike and some difficult areas along the hike.

11 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Great, adventurous hike! BEAUTIFUL wildflowers. Had to really climb up the rock, and work to find the trail, which I loved. We did the short way up and the long trail down- the meadow is beautiful on the long way but otherwise the shorter trail is much prettier. The long trail is exposed and has little flowers. Photos of this hike are misleading- there isn't actually a lake at the top, just a large puddle.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Good work out w/ great views from the top.

18 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome trail up the Poudre Canyon... not much parking alongside the road so go early. Cross the road over to the trailhead on the other side of a bridge over the Poudre River (nice spots nearby to dip your feet in after the hike). The path at the beginning can be pretty overgrown in some spots but press on. You'll come to a fork that starts the loop and connects back either way... I like taking the left route first on the way up personally which I think is a bit longer but I like the views better. Beautiful views of the canyon looking west at the highest point on the loop then you descend into a beautiful open meadow with the big grey rock in the background. Takes a good bit of scrambling up to the top but its awesome and wide open up there with great views.

22 days ago

Great trail with good view of the surrounding foothills. Had a lot of fun climbing around at the top.

22 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
24 days ago

This hike was beautiful! Only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the crowds. We lucked out and got parking but it was a total fluke! The terrain and views are really spectacular, though. Beware of snakes - saw 3 Bull snakes today.

hiking
24 days ago

very rewarding summit. the summit is the toughest part

24 days ago

Overpopulated with limited parking.

hiking
25 days ago

Leave more time than you think.

1 month ago

Great hike and it was not easy. But worth it!

1 month ago

Great hike and it was not easy. But worth it!