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Grays Peak is the highest mountain in the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S.marker State of Coloradomarker. It is one of 54 fourteeners (mountains of over 14,000 feet (4,268 m) in elevation) in Colorado. Its nearest major city is Denvermarker. The first man to ascend Grays Peak, botanist Charles C. Parry, named the peak for his botanist colleague Asa Gray. Gray actually did not see the peak until 1872, 11 years later. It is nearly always mentioned in conjunction with nearby Torreys Peakmarker. Grays Peak is located on the Continental Divide, as well as the boundary between Clear Creek County and Summit Countymarker. Its summit is the highest point exactly on the Continental Divide. (There are higher summits, such as Mount Elbertmarker, which are near the Divide.)

Like the other fourteeners nearby, Grays Peak is considered to be an easy hike by fourteener standards, and is very popular among weekend climbers. Often a climb to the summit of Grays Peak is accompanied by continuing on to Torreys Peak, less than a mile away.

Grays Peak as seen from nearby Torreys Peak
The main trail departs from Stevens Gulch. To get to the Stevens Gulch Trailhead, take I-70 west from Denver about 50 miles (80 km) to Bakerville Road, exit 221. From there, take Stevens Gulch Road south about 2.5 miles (4 km) to the trailhead.

As of the summer of 2009, Steven's Gulch Road is still open for traffic, but is no longer maintained. With cuts in the road over 2 feet deep and large stones in the path, travel to the trailhead is only feasible for high-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles or All-terrain vehicles

From the trailhead, it is a hike of about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) and a climb of 3,040 feet (927 m). The trail, well-marked and well-trodden, begins by following the gulch for a slow rise in elevation, before hitting the steeper slopes.

The summit includes a very small U-Shaped rock shelter where a log book in maintained. Extensive views stretch south to Pike's Peak and the San Luis Valley, east to the Great Plainsmarker, West to Silverthornemarker, and north to Longs Peakmarker and Rocky Mountain National Parkmarker.

At the climber's option, the trail continues from the summit north to Torreys Peak. The trail descends the saddle down to before climbing back to the summit of Torreys Peak at .

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