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Torreys Peak - 14,272 Feet

Torreys Peak and neighboring Grays Peak sit on the Continental Divide, 40 miles west of Denver. Grays is the highest point on the Divide and Torreys is a close 2nd. This pair of peaks can be seen towering over Lake Dillon, in Summit County. If you drive the paved road to the top of 14er Mt. Evans, Grays and Torreys can be seen to the west/northwest. Grays and Torreys were named in 1872 during a ceremony on the summit of Grays Peak, conducted by botanist Charles C. Parry, in honor of two of America's most famous botanists, Asa Gray and John Torrey.

Torreys Peak is one of the easiest 14er climbs in Colorado and is usually climbed together with Grays Peak. If you climb these peaks, try to do so on a weekday so you'll be able to find a parking spot at the Grays Peak Trailhead. The route follows the Grays Peak trail to a junction near 13,300' where you can either continue to the summit of Grays before adding Torreys or you can climb Torreys by itself, via the standard route. We consider these starter peaks because they have well-established trails to the summit so it would be difficult to get off-route.
  360° Panorama from the summit of Torreys Peak.
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Torreys and Grays from 13er Santa Fe Peak.
Grays, Torreys and 13er Mt. Edwards from 13er Mt. Wilcox.
Grays and Torreys from Stevens Gulch.
Grays and Torreys seen from 13er Mt. Edwards.
Torreys seen from the Grays-Torreys saddle.
Torreys and Grays seen during a climb of 13er Grizzly Peak.
Grays and Torreys seen from Stevens Gulch.
Early light on Grays and Torreys, seen from Stevens Gulch.
A closer look at Torreys from Stevens Gulch.
Grays and Torreys from the summit of Mt. Bierstadt.
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Torreys from the Bakerville exit on I-70.
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Grays (left) and Torreys behind the The Sawtooth - taken from Mt. Blue Sky.
Torreys and Grays seen from Mt. Parnasus.
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Grays and Torreys seen during a hike to the Grays summit.
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