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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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Gunks Jesse

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 8 votes

#3

in Indian Peaks

#299

Overall
  3.5 from 8 votes
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Ascent Rankings

#3

in Indian Peaks

#83

in Colorado

#299

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Photos

St Vrain Trees on a full moon pow day.
Jan 20, 2023 near Nederland, CO
Rock Creek crossing on 10.28.22
Nov 8, 2022 near Nederland, CO
October conditions on CR107
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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All Clear 80 days ago
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Check-Ins

Jan 28, 2024
Jake Albright
good conditions on the road
Apr 2, 2023
Jake Albright
Feb 10, 2023
Steve Connolly
Skied over from Meadow Mountain, freshies descending St. Vrain Mtn. Rock Creek Speedway is well packed and fast! 7.4mi — 4h 30m
Dec 29, 2022
Jake Albright
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
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