Greyrock Meadow Trail

Roosevelt National Forest, Colorado

Elevation Gain2,029ft
Trailhead Elevation6,960ft
Elevation Min/Max5868/7056ft
Elevation Start/End6960/6960ft

Greyrock Meadow Trail

Greyrock Meadow Trail is a hiking trail in Larimer County, Colorado. It is within Roosevelt National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 6,960 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,029 feet. This trail connects with the following: Greyrock Summit Trail.

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"It might be a stretch to call the Greyrock Trail an easy day hike, but it’s not a stretch to call it a classic Fort Collins–area hike. Start at the Poudre River and ascend a mountain to a meadow and skirt the base of this granite massif before descending a verdant gulch. The Greyrock Trail is both challenging and satisfying. Come prepared for a good half-day outing so that you don’t end up calling Larimer County Search and Rescue as so many others have. Bring plenty of water (there is no potable water at the trailhead), a sun hat (the meadow trail is exposed), and make sure you are fit enough to hike 1,500 to 2,000 vertical feet. Also, make sure you can identify poison ivy. That said, this is one of the best hikes in the region by just about any standard." Read more

Greyrock Meadow Trail Reviews

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My daugther and I began this trek around 0930 or 1000. Not in any real hurry, she let me take my share of stops up the mountain. She was a trooper and kept telling me werent stopping until we reached the top. We started out taking the meadows trail, up to Greyrock Mountain Peak, and then down the other half of the trail. We had planned to do the loop this way as the Meadows trail is longer than the other side and we figured we would be tired, which we were. The going was rough, but good. You have to be especially careful going up Greyrock, its extremely steep, but usually has a good spot to put a foot. (Tip if you go, you might see columns of rock, this are markers for the way to go, we didnt know that before we left.) All said and done, I think I would have preferred to come up the right hand loop of trail, and come down the meadows, not quite as steep, although it is longer. Word to wise, there is wildlife up there, to be expected. We ran across a black bear on the way back down the trail. It was very cool to see, and glad he didnt see us. What do you do when a bear starts chasing you and you are on this skinny trail. I would definitely do this trail again. Thanks to my daughter for suggesting this, not letting me stop, oh yea, and the four days of misery my calves had afterwards, lol.

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Trail Information

Roosevelt National Forest
Nearby City
Roosevelt National Forest
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Roosevelt National Forest Canyon Lakes Ranger District, (970) 295-6700,
Local Contacts
USGS Poudre Park; Trails Illustrated map 101 (Cache La Poudre/Big Thompson)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018