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Greyrock Meadows Trail #947

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

2.8 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
72% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,378' 420 m
Descent: -341' -104 m
High: 7,041' 2,146 m
Low: 5,911' 1,802 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (7°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Steven W

This is a beautiful meadows trail that leads to the infamous Grey Rock.

Steven W

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Remember sunscreen and water as this trail is hot and has much sun exposure.

Runner Notes

This is a great trail for running as it's more gradual and there are few to no obstructions. This runs through the Poudre Canyon burn area, so watch out for fallen trees! They have done great trail work recently to remove many of the hazards.

Description

End to end, this trail is about 3 miles and 1,400 vertical feet. It's a good trail. The lower part of the approach to this trail (Greyrock Trail #946) is relatively easy as it snakes along the river. It leaves the river after a short distance and increases in grade.

It's important to note that there are two trails from the junction to the top of Greyrock Mountain – the "Meadows" #947 (this one) and the more direct Greyrock Trail #946. The middle section on #946 gets steeper in sections while still maintaining a relatively clear trail, whereas the Meadows Trail #947 is more gradual but includes a lot of up and down through open terrain with beautiful views.

Flora & Fauna

In the meadows, you can find beautiful flowers amongst grass fields and trickling water. Don't be surprised if you see a bird, a bunny, or even a deer. This is a beautiful place and the animals love it too. NOTE: This lies in the Poudre Canyon burn area, so many of the trees have been burned, but new life has sprung back as of late.

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Good ol' Grey Rock stands just off trail!
Mar 26, 2017 near Bellvue, CO

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