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Saint Vrain Mountain Trail #915

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 4.8 (4)

A stone's throw away from ROMO, this trail has all of the benefits and fewer crowds than the park.


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6.4

Miles

10.3

KM

Point to Point

11,362' 3,463 m

High

8,960' 2,731 m

Low

2,518' 767 m

Up

1,679' 512 m

Down

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

73%

Max Grade (36°)

Dogs Leashed

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

A section of this trail enters into Rocky Mountain National Park. The national park does not allow dogs on trails. DO NOT ENTER THIS SECTION OF TRAIL WITH A PET.

Description

From the Saint Vrain Mountain TH, the trail starts off on an old road and enters the Indian Peaks Wilderness. The trail cuts over and follows along a creek. A long switchback leads to the right (north). The trail cuts back to the left, crosses the valley, and continues across the south side before returning to the drainage.

After a few switchbacks, the Saint Vrain Mountain Trail comes out above tree line and passes to the south of Meadow Mountain. It pops briefly into Rocky Mountain National Park. This section of trail is not open to pets. The trail circles the west side of a small peak, gaining the east ridge of Saint Vrain Mountain. White boundary markers can be seen to the top of Saint Vrain Mountain. Alongside these boundary markers is a user-created trail to the summit.

At 3.9 miles, it intersects the unsigned Rock Creek Trail near the Saint Vrain Mountain Trail's highest point. In this area, cairns mark the junction and Rock Creek Trail. The trail continues down the south side of Saint Vrain Mountain to the Buchanan Pass Trail.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.8 from 4 votes

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Jul 3, 2017 near Nederland, CO

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Jun 19, 2021
Gregg Combs
May 15, 2021
Chuck Snyder
Sep 17, 2020
Hiker Trash
All good. Spur trail to st Vrain peak was a little hard to find.
Jul 29, 2020
Zeke Van Dehy
Jun 14, 2020
Carol Lang
Jun 15, 2019
Katie Osland
Great views, lots of water flow and a few wildflowers. Snow 2 miles from TH 4mi
Jul 13, 2018
Sean Peters
Jun 16, 2018
KM Lacy
BEAUTIFUL trail! Steady climb to the saddle and then options galore to summit , or just head back down. Parking gets crowded mid morning so best early 6.2mi