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Saint Vrain Mountain Ascent via Rock Creek

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A long ascent follows a hiking trail along Rock Creek.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Ascent

12,138' 3,700 m

High

8,692' 2,649 m

Low

3,447' 1,051 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

16%

Avg Slope (9°)

33%

Max Slope (18°)
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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  2.8 from 5 votes

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#282

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#89

in Colorado

#282

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Saint Vrain Mountain East Ridge Line
Apr 10, 2015 near Nederland, CO
Saint Vrain Mountain East Ridge ascent path
Apr 10, 2015 near Nederland, CO

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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