Grey Rock

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A beautiful day for a hike in Colorado,  and we found our best trail yet!   Grey Rock is located in the eastern section of the Poudre Canyon.   It is quite popular, in part, because it is one of the first trails that you run into after turning on rt  14, but even more so, because  it is simply spectacular.    The opening photo is the approach to the summit,  after about 2 miles of hiking…

The approach to the trailhead:

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bridge across the Poudre River…

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looking east from the bridge:

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looking west from the bridge:

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the climb:

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from the summit:

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Elevation is right around  7600  feet with an elevation gain of nearly  1900 feet.    We met some nice folks along the way…   and now we are enjoying  lunch at the Howling Cow Cafe… life sure is good in Colorado!

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