Grays Peak Summit with Torreys Peak in the background
(Grays Summit with Courtney and Mom)


Grays Peaks Elevation 14,279ft. (Jul. 2, 2006) "East Slopes" trail combo from Horseshoe Basin TH. From the TH I climbed the East slopes trail with a slight variation. This class 2 with some class 3 trail runs (6.4 miles rt. with 4,112ft. gain). The dirt road to the TH is not too bad however it took longer to drive it then I had expected. The class 3 climb I did was pretty hairy but I found a better way down on the way back. see this trip page.

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Trip Schedule break down

Sunday 7:30AM -arrive at Horseshoe Baisn (A.K.A. Argentine Pass TH) 9 miles East of Keystone CO. The trail head was after a 4 mile drive down Montezuma Rd and 4.7 miles of rough two wheel drive rd and then a little extra 4-Wheel driving for those with vehicles that are able.
  7:30AM -leave TH
  9:45AM -arrive at the Summit of Grays via the genital but steep East slopes route. After having taken a bad route up to the North East Ridge from Grays Lake on a previous trip this time I stayed to the unmarked but safer route up to Grays's East Slope located to the left or West of Grays Lake.
  11:30AM -arrive back at the Horseshoe Basin TH.