Join us August 3, 2019!
Begins: 6 a.m. Sunrise Start
Cost: $65, includes t-shirt, breakfast, bragging rights
Mountain(s): Grays Peak (14,270 ft.) and sister mountain, Torreys Peak (14,267 ft.) Colorado’s 9th and 11th highest peaks respectively
Total Trek: 8.5 miles roundtrip
Total Elevation: 3600 ft
Look for Bee Mighty signage at trailhead. Arrive early for breakfast burritos, to pick up your t-shirt and sign in. We will have a hard start at 6am sharp. Late arrivals are subject to miss breakfast, schedule for tee pick up at a later time.
Directions: Take I-70 to the Bakerville exit (#221). Leave the highway and drive south over to the dirt parking area near the start of Forest Road 189. This is the winter trailhead and even if the upper road is open, low-clearance passenger cars should park here. It’s almost 3 miles to the summer trailhead. Begin driving up the Grays Peak (189) road. After 1 mile, stay straight at a junction. Continue another 2 miles to the trailhead at 11,280’. There are restrooms and a few dispersed camping spots near parking area. When parking area is full, park along the road, but please do not block road traffic.
Be Prepared: Weather can be extremely dangerous in the afternoons on the front range. The goal of climbing any exposed mountaintop is to get on and OFF the mountain before unexpected thunderstorms roll in. It is extremely important to be safe and turn around if you are not on your descend in the afternoon.
Grays and Torrey’s Peak is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.