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Saint Vrain Mountain Ascent via Rock Creek

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4.1 Miles 6.6 Kilometers


Ascent

3,447' 1,051 m

Ascent

-7' -2 m

Descent

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

33%

Max Slope (18°)

12,138' 3,700 m

High

8,692' 2,649 m

Low

Shared By Gunks Jesse

Conditions


Bad / Closed 35 days ago
Windblown, Hardpack, Icy: Lots of rocks and logs. Need more coverage. History

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Avalanche risk for Feb 17, 2019: Moderate

Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features. Evaluate snow and terrain carefully; identify features of concern. Natural avalanches unlikely; human-triggered avalanches possible.

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A long ascent follows a hiking trail along Rock Creek.

Gunks Jesse
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Description

From the Rock Creek trailhead, take the left fork south up Forest Road 116.2 for approximately 2.5 miles to tree line. There are several variations to the 116 road and you'll end up either in the bowl below the East Ridge or on the shoulder east of the East Ridge. From either point, continue straight to the summit.

This ascent provides access to the East Ridge and the South slopes of Saint Vrain Mountain.

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Jan 4, 2019
Brad O
Great snow in the upper trees. Road is covered
Jan 14, 2018
David Stillman
Decent coverage given the lack of snow. Got some turns higher up. 4.1mi — 3h 00m
Mar 18, 2017
Austin Reid
went to ridge line, not peak 4.1mi

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  2.8 from 5 votes

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Check this out: coloradoskihistory.com/lost… Dec 13, 2015
Went November 11th. Still needed more of a base in the trees, but skiing the road was fun enough for early season! Watch out for a family of moose in the canyon. Didn't see them but heard about them from other hikers. Nov 19, 2017
Jim Boe  
Went up in January. Lots of wind and not much snow. Very windblown and rocky. Need more coverage. Better going to hidden Valley. Jan 14, 2019

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