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Hiking Gray Back Peak Trail

Gray Back Peak Trail (Colorado)

The final hiking post on vacation was also in Colorado Springs.  The Gray Back Peak Trail is about 3 miles and follows a ridge up to a summit.  The Gray Back Peak Trail is a fairly easy and quiet trail, and we didn’t see a single person or horse out there (apparently, there is a horse trail there too). On Gray Back Peak Trail, there are nice views of the Cheyenne Mountain and Emerald Valley.

The Gray Back Peak Trail starts here on a somewhat single track trail.  You don’t climb much at the start of Gray Back Peak Trail but follow the straightforward trail for about 1.5-1.7 miles.

Grey Back Peak TrailThere are plenty of rocks to stand and take photos on at Gray Back Peak Trail, if that is your sort of thing. It’s one of the most scenic hikes we have done thus far because you have a view almost 100% of the time.

Grey Back Peak Trail The final hiking post of vacation was also in Colorado Springs. The Grey Back Peak Trail is about a 3 miles and follows a ridge up to a summit. It’s a fairly easy and quiet trail, and we didn’t see a single person or horse out there (apparently, you can ride your horse there).
Once we made it to the end of Gray Back Peak Trail, we were rewarded with a great view overlooking Colorado Springs. We saw several military planes flying too and from the bases. I joked, we can never truly get away from planes. 😉
Grey Back Peak Trail
On the way back down Gray Back Peak Trail, I wanted to climb up one of the rocks. Most people know by now how clumsy I am, so it was better thought than done. With a running start, boost from my husband, and several attempts I made it up. It makes me look more bad@$$ than I am. It was a bigger accomplishment than hiking Gray Back Peak Trail.

In all, Gray Back Peak Trail was a great short hike. We were out for about two hours. If you are looking for something relaxing with a great view, I highly recommend the Grey Back Peak Trail in Colorado Springs.  Gray Back Peak Trail was a short but quiet hike.  With a view the entire time, it was one of my favorites!

Hiking: 
Hiking Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon
Visiting the Grand Canyon
Hiking 7 Bridges (Colorado Springs)

Running: 
Haunted Half Marathon 5k (19:40)
Two Weeks of Training: Easy Miles Out West

Diners: 
Sams 3 Diner (Denver)
New Castle Diner (Colorado)
King Chefs Diner (Colorado Springs)
Snooze (Denver)

Questions for You:
Do you have a favorite trail? Have you been to Gray Back Peak Trail? 
Have you ever been horseback riding? 

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