Peak: Grays & Torreys Ascent (Long Day)Call to Book Sold Out
This 8.35-mile hike will take you to two 14ers (Colorado’s peaks above 14,000 feet) with over 3,300 combined feet of elevation gain.
Grays and Torreys are two of the most classic 14ers in Colorado, and a wonderful introduction to Colorado mountaineering. This 8.35-mile hike will take you to two 14ers (Colorado’s peaks above 14,000 feet) with over 3,300 combined feet of elevation gain. We’ll start by hiking up Grays Peak, which will take us on steep uphill hiking trails and fields of talus, the loose rock deposited under the peak. We’ll slowly make our way towards the summit and take in the sunrise from the top. After topping out on Grays we will have the option to make our way across a low saddle and hike up Torreys Peak. Torreys is the lower of the two but it’s still a steep hike to the summit. Afterwards, we’ll make our way back down from Torrey’s Peak and rejoin the trail.
Itinerary: We designed our guided peak ascents for groups or individuals who want to explore the wilderness with the knowledge and expertise of a private guide. Our guides, trained in wilderness education and safety, provide a more in-depth understanding of the geography, history, wildlife and vegetation of the local area. Our itinerary is designed to give you the best chance of success while making sure safety is always our priority. Our peak ascents depart early in the pre-dawn morning so to safely summit our objectives early in the morning so we can get off the peak well before any afternoon weather moves in.
Included in our rates: The services of a professional climbing guide, round-trip transportation from Boulder hotel or office to the trailhead(s), snacks and water (breakfast and lunch are also included with our peak ascents), education about local and natural history (including library for Rocky Mountain flora and fauna), group medical kit, and contingency and emergency support.
Not included in our rates: Gratuities for your guide (while the amount is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%).
Difficulty Description: Moderate to Difficult. For experienced hikers only. Long distances of over 10 miles and 3000+ feet of elevation gain. Exposure and big drop offs can be expected. While not having to use your hands to make upward progress, the trail can be rocky, uneven and care will be needed to safely ascend the peak. This is a big day for anyone and clients need to be prepared for a full day of hiking.
What to Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.