Grays Peak and Torreys Peak can be hiked via the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) which is a bit longer route than Kelso Ridge trail. The trail is approximately 7.3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 3,300 feet. The trail starts from Grays and Torreys Trailhead. This route is considered to be an easier hike than the Kelso Ridge route as it has less steep terrain and less exposure.
The trail starts by following the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) for a short distance before it splits off and begins to climb up Grays Peak. After reaching the summit of Grays, the trail continues to Torreys Peak, where it will offer great views of the surrounding mountains, including Mount Evans and Mount Bierstadt.
It is important to be prepared for this hike by bringing enough water, food, and proper clothing, and to start early in the morning to avoid thunderstorms in the afternoon. Also, it is recommended to check the weather forecast and trail conditions before heading out. It's also a good idea to have a map and a compass, as well as the skills to use them, as the trail may not be well-marked in some areas.
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This trail can be completed in 1 day. Caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here