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Date Sunday  8/4/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Torreys Peak 14,276' via Kelso Ridge
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Ken Yaphe
Member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Scramble
Climb Type
Climbing Class Class III
Pace Moderate
Trail Mileage 9
Elevation Gain 3100
Driving Distance 80


Meet at the Woolly Mammoth lot, across from the Exxon gas station, on the west end of the "Dinosaur" Park 'n Ride at the intersection of I-70 and U.S. 40 (just west of C-470).  The Dinosaur lots usually accessed via the I-70 Morrison exit (#259) on the west side of Denver.

Be prepared to leave the lot at 5:00

Drive from the Wooly Mammoth lot to the Bakerville exit (exit 221) from I-70.  From Exit 221, head south up the Stevens Gulch Road for 3 miles on the rocky dirt road to the fenced parking area at 11,246’. 

For more info Contact

Ken Yaphe 720-985-9103


Torreys Peak (14er) via Northeast Ridge (Kelso Ridge)

#48 in Dave Cooper’s “Colorado Scrambles” guidebook.

7 miles, 3,100 feet of elevation gain, 9 hours estimated duration, moderate pace.

From the TH, hike the Grays Peak Trail for two miles as it passes Kelso Mountain until just south of the saddle connecting Kelso Mountain and Torreys Peak, at approximately 12,300’.  Leave the trail and head toward the saddle, join Kelso Ridge west of the saddle, then SCRAMBLE to Torreys Peak.  Descend on the trail connecting Torreys with Grays Peak.  Return via the Grays Peak Trail (loop).

Required Equipment: Ten Essentials, Helmet, Climbing Harness, Ice Axe, Approach Shoes/Hiking Boots.

Will consider making an after-hike stop in Idaho Springs, depending on the group's desires and our time back to Denver.

Carpool: 80 miles round trip ($24.00 dollars per car; $6.00 each with 4 passengers; bring cash and pay your driver prior to separating.


This trip requires members to be a current ASC participant or a previous ASC graduate

Contact the trip leader directly if you would like to participate on this trip