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Saint Vrain Glacier Trail

 4.5 (4)

Length


3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


1,281' 390 m

Ascent

-45' -14 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

11,148' 3,398 m

High

9,912' 3,021 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

Conditions


Minor Issues 91 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Fallen Trees: Multiple stream crossings via jerryrigged log/stone paths; prepare for soggy shoes. Significant snow piles at the very end. History

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Explore some of the coolest geology the Indian Peaks Wilderness has to offer on this secluded trail.

Tom Robson

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

Description

From the Middle Saint Vrain Trailhead, follow Buchanan Pass Trail five miles into the Indian Peaks Wilderness and to its intersection with Saint Vrain Glacier Trail. The Saint Vrain Glacier Trail continues 3.1 miles west, ending at Lake Gibraltar. There are creek crossings which can be difficult, especially in early summer. In a field of boulders, even the trail gives up, leaving the hiker to wind through the rocks. Before the small lake in the bottom of the valley, a faint path climbs the hillside to Lake Gibraltar. The Saint Vrain Glacier Trail ends in a cirque basin, with a half-dozen delicate lakes, craggy rock walls, and glacial remnants.

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Jul 1, 2017
Mike J
Had to cut it short (so close) - wasn't willing to go over a snow bridge over a river that had huge post holes in it. Live to hike another day.
Sep 26, 2015
Amanda Chatman

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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