Torreys West Ridge Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,600' 792 m
Descent: -1,260' -384 m
High: 14,191' 4,326 m
Low: 12,653' 3,857 m
GradeAvg Grade: 19% (11°)
Max Grade: 95% (43°)
Popular runs nearby
The Loveland Double
11.0 mi 17.7 km • Loop • 5,420 ft Ascent 1651.9 m Ascent
Summit Cove to Tiger Road Loop
14.2 mi 22.8 km • Loop • 1,809 ft Ascent 551.52 m Ascent
Summit Cove: Soda Creek & Groovy Uvi
3.2 mi 5.1 km • Loop • 332 ft Ascent 101.07 m Ascent
6.4 mi 10.2 km • Out and Back • 1,754 ft Ascent 534.48 m Ascent
Mesa Cortina to Gore Range Trail Out and Back
8.0 mi 12.9 km • Loop • 918 ft Ascent 279.86 m Ascent
Spruce Creek to Deadhorse Loop Trail
7.5 mi 12.0 km • Loop • 1,366 ft Ascent 416.29 m Ascent
Navigate on-trail with our free app
“Solitude up a busy 14er.”— aaron moore
Access this trail by first taking the Mt. Sniktau Trail located on south side of Loveland Pass. That trail starts climbing steeply right away. You'll top out on your first bump on the ridgeline after roughly .85 mile and about 900 ft of elevation gain. From this point, the trail breaks off to the southeast. I wasn't kidding when I say this route starts out quick!
Your next goal is to climb to the top of Grizzly Peak, a 13er. From that first bump on the ridge it is 2 miles to the top of Grizzly. The ski area you see below you and to the north is Arapahoe Basin, a really fun ski area that some years stays open until the 4th of July. Once you are done taking in the views, you have a scree-filled descent of the backside to a saddle between Grizzly and Torreys Peak.
The ascent of the backside of Torreys is a straightforward, but a slog and a half! According to google earth in 1.1 miles you'll gain 1600 feet of elevation!!! Just to remind you, that is not starting at sea level, you are starting at 12,500 and going up over 14,000 feet! Depending on when you started and your pace, Torreys is the probably the first time you'll see people. The Grays and Torreys Peaks is a very popular route for people to train and to get in their first fourteener experience.
Once you reach Torrey's Peak, you'll return the way that you came.
Run this trail?
We need help with the following missing trail information:
Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Flora & Fauna
Land Manager: USFS - Dillon Ranger District, White River NF