Grays and Torreys

Submitted By: Jozey on October 11, 2010

Administrator: Jozey

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Featured Descent

Colorado » Front Range

Southeast Slope

The descent is a relatively easy descent, that will put you back at the top of St. Mary's Glacier.  it is wide open, with some rocks sticking out here and there.  The top is often windblown and the snow is sun effected since it is east facing.

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Grays and Torreys peaks are two of the more popular hiking destinations in the summer for people trying to tick off their first “fourteener”. However, during the winter months this area offers some of the steepest and most sustained descents in the Front Range and along the I-70 corridor. Grays and Torrey’s peaks are both fourteeners and Grays is the highest peak along the continental divide within the US. Kelso Mountain joins Torreys on it’s northeast flank and also offers a great spring descent on it’s north face.

How to Get There

Take the 221 Exit (Bakerville) off I-70. Turn left at E Bakerville Rd/Co Rd 321/Stevens Gulch Rd. Continue to follow Co Rd 321/Stevens Gulch Rd and trailhead for Grays and Torrey's is at the end of the road with plenty of parking and restrooms.

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