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Peaks Trail, Breckenridge

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Grays Peak National Recreation Trail or Grays Peak Trail lies along the Continental Divide of the Americas, part of the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located in the White River National Forest, Summit County. Grays Peak Trail is south of Interstate 70, east of Keystone Resort and near Montezuma. Grays Peak is adjacent to Torreys Peak. The Grays Peak Trail begins 3 miles above Interstate 70, at 11,200 feet. The summit of Grays Peak is 3.7 miles from the trailhead. Torreys Peak is 4.15 miles from the trailhead, across a saddle from Grays Peak. Grays Peak Trail ascends south through the wetland willows of Stevens Gulch. The trail passes between Stevens Mine on a lower slope of McClellan Mountain,13,587 feet, forming the eastern wall of the valley, and Sterling Silver Group Mine beside the trail to the right on Kelso Mountain, 13,164 feet. The trail climbs 900 feet during the first 1.7 miles to a National Recreation Trail sign indicating that the summit is two miles farther.From the saddle between Grays and Torreys, Stevens Gulch is within sight. The Keystone Resort slopes of Keystone Mountain, 11,641 feet, North Peak, 11,661, and South Peak, 11,982, are west of Grays Peak. Grays Peak, 14,270 feet, and Mount Edwards, 13,850 feet, form the ridge that is the Continental Divide of the Americas east of Torreys Peak.
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  • This trail runs from Peak 7 all the way to Frisco. We didn't do the entire trail, but we could tell it's just gorgeous up there and can't imagine it would change much on the way to Frisco. We took the...  more »
  • This place is great to watch the scenery and take some pictures you can park your car and then walk around, however if it is too cold and it is snowing I will not recommend especially if you have smal...  more »
  • There are so many trails around Breckenridge, that it's hard to decide which ones to hike. Luckily, this trail was a good choice. You park your car in a parking lot fairly high up by peak seven. The t...  more »
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