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Saint Vrain Mountain Ascent via Rock Creek

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 3.4 (7)

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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Gunks Jesse

Trail Ratings

  3.4 from 7 votes

#3

in Front Range

#289

Overall
  3.4 from 7 votes
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Ascent Rankings

#3

in Front Range

#83

in Colorado

#289

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Photos

October conditions on CR107
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
Rock Creek crossing on 10.28.22
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
The highest part of the Rock Creek Rd at dusk
Dec 1, 2022 near Nederland, CO

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Nov 30, 2022
Jake Albright
Oct 28, 2022
Jake Albright
Jan 23, 2022
nrj5011
Feb 7, 2021
Shane Cunneff
Didn't make it up the entire way, but for the 3.25 miles I did, snow depth grew from maybe 6" to upwards of 2-3 ft. Great gradual climb
Feb 1, 2021
Jake Albright
Dec 24, 2020
Brad O
Road is rutted and rocky. Snow up high crusty and thin.
Mar 19, 2020
Jon Lyon
Jan 4, 2019
Brad O
Great snow in the upper trees. Road is covered