Peak(s):  Grays Peak  -  14,270 feet
Date Posted:  07/05/2010
Date Climbed:   07/03/2010
Author:  Mooney Pilot
 Number 9  

If you're looking for solitude, don't look for it hiking Grays Peak. Because Grays is so close to Denver, it was by far the most crowded of the 14ers that I have climbed. But there is a solid trail all the way to the top, and the hike is quite scenic.

Grays Peak shortly after daybreak:


Torreys Peak, which is the next door neighbor to Grays Peak:


An interesting rock formation on the hike up Grays:


I found Torreys Peak to be more photogenic than Grays:


Looking back, almost to the summit of Grays:


And a nice view from the summit:


If you are wondering about the title to my report, since Grays Peak was my ninth 14er to climb, during my hike I kept thinking about the old Beatles song where the singer kept repeating "Number 9, Number 9, Number 9". Hey, whatever gets you to the top.

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 Comments or Questions
Doctor No

Not always!
07/06/2010 04:53
”If you're looking for solitude, don't look for it hiking Grays Peak.”

I climbed via Horseshoe Basin on a Saturday in August, and we didn‘t see a single person until we reached the summit of Grays. Check out my report from the trip; I highly recommend that route.

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