Stevens Gulch Road

4.6/5 (10 reviews)
Silver Plume, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 05/29/2021

Trail Information


The opportunity to "bag" two, class-1 14ers on the same day doesn't come around very often. Grays and Torreys Peak are the two highest points on the Continental Divide and offer you this rare opportunity. Located in Arapahoe National Forest, Stevens Gulch is the only road to access the upper Grays trailhead that cuts 3 miles off of your peak bagging hike.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (10)
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/11/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this to the trailhead to hike Grays and Torreys, pretty bumpy with rutting in a few spots but nothing difficult for a HC 4x4.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 12/18/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This is a very late review as I took this road up to the Grays & Torreys trailhead to climb the two 14ers back in December of 2021. At the time, Colorado had barely received any snow so I had no issues making it all the way to the end (the road was practically dry and snow-free aside from a couple shaded spots). The views at the G&T trailhead are great and as mentioned in the trail guide, there are some good campsites at the very end. The road itself is a bit rough in some spots but it's nothing that a stock crossover can't handle. My 4Runner on 33s with a 2.5" lift made it a breeze.
Visited: 09/13/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Just driven it yesterday. The difficulty is surely not much but it was a lot bumpy and require a little more power than usual to have fun because it is constantly going uphill and the trail is a bit rockier than usual easy difficulty trails. Overall it was fun please watch my video as fall foliage is in full effect and really amazing.
Official Crew
Visited: 05/29/2021

As already mentioned, a capable vehicle and driver can make it to the very end of the trail, past the hiking trailheads. Snow becomes abundant across the road at 11,200'. The parking lot at the hiking trails is almost fully melted. Beyond that the snow is very soft and deep in a few places. Be careful if pulling off on the side of the road in the snow, as there are some deep ditches. Had to help put out a truck that got stuck in one of the ditches while parking.
Rated 5/5
Visited: 05/16/2021

A lot of snow on the road still. Just past the old cabin, it's pretty snow-packed. A capable driver and 4x4 vehicle can make it to the top even with the snow, but its slick and plenty of signs of people getting stuck along the way (and at the top parking lot). A long-ish video of the drive up (didn't want to edit it).

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