Greyrock Mountain

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524

Greyrock Mountain

Greyrock Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Greyrock Mountain, as the name suggests, is a large outcropping of gray granite located above the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins. But this is no ordinary granite outcropping. It is a huge, tent-shaped pyramid of stone that rises over 600 feet above the grassy meadow at its base. Local residents have always admired the landmark, both for its scenic setting and its unusual size and shape.

But among hikers seeing Grey rock for the first time one emotional response seems to dominate: almost everyone experiences an overpowering urge to climb to the top. Fortunately there is a relatively easy route to the top. The Greyrock Summit Trail was built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Crops, and in 1978 a second connecting trail called the Greyrock Meadows Trail was completed. Together, these two routes make it possible to do the loop hike described here."

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Trail Information

Fort Collins
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
2,255 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
5.5 hours
Duration
The trail is open year round, but expect some snow during the winter.
Season
Roosevelt National Forest
Local Contacts
Poudre Park (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018