Hike to the top of Greyrock Mountain from the trailhead about 8 miles up the Poudre Canyon northwest of Ft. Collins. Greyrock Mtn. is a large prominent rock formation off a side canyon on the north side of the Poudre River. Plan to hike up the Greyrock Trail and down the Meadow Trail. We should see some spring flowers (pasqueflower, spring beauty, oregon grape, sand lily, etc.). Have not been in this area since last year's fires so will be interested to see if and how the fires have impacted the trails.
Bring 1-2 liters of water (it will be fairly warm so bring plenty of liquid), snacks/lunch, and appropriate clothing for the predicted weather conditions. Trekking poles, sturdy hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses, a sun hat, and clothing layers to handle the predicted weather.
Current weather forecast for Tuesday; mostly sunny with temps in the 70's, possible wind gusts of 20 mph, and 10% chance of some showers.
Starting elevation: ~5630 ft.
Max Elevation: ~7513 ft.
Min Elevation: ~5600 ft.
Total climb: ~2500 ft.
R/T distance: ~ 8.3 miles
Difficulty: Difficult intermediate level hike of moderate pace (~2 mph including stops). Some rock scrambling required to get to the summit. Hike should take about 5 hours with about an hour and 20 minute drive to and from the trailhead.
Please read the hike description carefully and don't sign up for the hike unless you are confident you can complete the described hike (pace, expected conditions, RT distance, total climb, and max elevation).
Dogs: Not on this hike.
We do regrouping stops at all trail intersections.
Please be prompt so others are not kept waiting. Five minute wait for no-shows.
Please, don't show up for a hike unless your YES RSVP has been accepted for you and any guest(s) that you intend to bring with you.
Please cancel if you decide not to attend so spaces will be available for others.
Hiking is risky. Every year people are hurt and killed because they go beyond their abilities, get lost, or bring the wrong gear. I normally lead hikes that I've done before. I don't do technical climbs but some of my hikes have strenuous climbs that may require using some handholds and require good physical strength and agility. I am not a professional guide. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for this hike you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your own safety and will do the necessary research to understand the conditions of this hike and the gear and conditioning you require.
And lastly, anyone choosing to hike with our group should carry personal medical insurance and a CORSAR (Colorado Outdoor Recreation Search and Rescue) card in case of an emergency.