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Saint Vrain Mountain Ascent via Rock Creek

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

4.1 mile 6.6 kilometer point to point
Ascent
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 3,447' 1,051 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 12,138' 3,700 m
Low: 8,692' 2,649 m

Grade

Avg Slope: 16% (9°)
Max Slope: 33% (18°)
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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

Trail Ratings

  2.8 from 5 votes

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in Colorado

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