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Gray Cap Peak

Hiking Gray Cap Peak in Red Rocks is a great workout and offers some amazing views.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 6.2 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  You begin the hike rather easily. Follow the Calico Tanks signs out of the parking lot to the north, then headright into the canyon... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Make a left and follow the ridge

When scrambling up the red rocks to the East, be sure to stay to the left of the basin. This will make sure you head up the ridge, as opposed to the up-and-down route we chose to its south.

2. Take in the view and sign the log

There is a log book hidden in an old Gatorade container at the top of the peak. It's located in a pile of rocks, so it might take a moment to find, but it will be very obvious. Sign in!

3. Take a left

It is understandably easy to turn right at this junction, but make sure to hang a left and continue up the canyon to the left.