“A long ascent follows a hiking trail along Rock Creek.”
— Gunks Jesse
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.