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South Saint Vrain Trail (#909)

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,676' 511 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 10,458' 3,187 m
Low: 8,790' 2,679 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by John Scalese

Forest singletrack trail that connects FR 96 to the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

John Scalese

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

This trail is a heavily forested 6 miles, traversing through the Roosevelt National Forest and culminating at the Troublesome Dam site. Long, and somewhat technical, this trail can be used to connect to other trails in the area, or as a great out-and-back.

The South Saint Vrain Trail is a perfect example of chunky, old-school trail. It's nearly continuously littered with large embedded rocks, water bars, and steeper eroded sections.

South St. Vrain leads from FR 96 to the Brainard Lake Recreation Area.

Flora & Fauna

Lodgepole Pine dominates the area.

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Sep 28, 2019
Aylannah Dylag
great views of aspen trees. flat and easy hike 13mi — 5h 00m
Jul 9, 2019
JP Jones
Nice forest hike, no overlooks but a pleasant trek through open meadows and thick tree cover about a quarter of the trail runs next to flowing creek. 12.5mi — 6h 30m
Oct 28, 2018
Logan Shaver
Jun 23, 2018
Johnny Appleseed
Jun 23, 2018
Carolyn Jungels
13mi
Jun 8, 2018
David Miller
Jun 14, 2016
Phil Hallberg

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  3.2 from 5 votes

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in Ward

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#1,689

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Open meadow.
Jul 9, 2019 near Nederland, CO
Rocky approach to stream crossing.
Jul 31, 2019 near Nederland, CO
Vibrant columbine.
Jul 9, 2019 near Nederland, CO
So many of these
Jul 31, 2019 near Nederland, CO

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