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Ceran Saint Vrain Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Jamestown, Colorado that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 4.1 mi Elevation gain 396 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Camping

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Waypoints (17)
  • 1

    Campsite

    40.12679, -105.44087

  • 2

    Good campsites

    40.12846, -105.44109

  • 3

    Water source

    Open area where you can get down to creek

    40.12973, -105.44270

  • 4

    Rock formation on west side for picnics

    40.13287, -105.44115

  • 5

    Campsite on other bank

    Skyline view road

    40.13351, -105.44083

  • 6

    Campsite

    40.13402, -105.44048

  • 7

    Square sandbox log campsite

    Easy water access

    40.13473, -105.44078

  • 8

    Dam

    fishing and swimming

    40.13523, -105.44122

  • 9

    Campsite

    40.13708, -105.44069

  • 10

    Campsite

    40.13763, -105.44120

  • 11

    Campsites

    Riverside; 4 sites; prime spot

    40.13743, -105.44173

  • 12

    Campsite

    Camping right on the river off the trail

    40.13903, -105.44160

  • 13

    campsite

    Low ground; 1 site

    40.13947, -105.44154

  • 14

    Swimming hole

    big rocks, deep water

    40.14281, -105.44035

  • 15

    Viewpoint

    40.14308, -105.44007

  • 16

    Fork to a rest spot

    40.14362, -105.43971

  • 17

    Campsite

    On river

    40.14403, -105.43950

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Reviews (643)
Photos (271)
Recordings (440)
Completed (1094)
Greg S.
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Zach Hull
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Shaun Shanahan
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Brett Laurie
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Dennis Ohnstad
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Jarred Young
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Hiking

What a phenomenal trail. Follows a river the whole time, not a lot of people, and pretty easy trek. Highly recommend! Did this on mtn bike, but most were hiking or camping.

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Keith Wayne
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Hiking

Pet friendly, pretty easy, shaded, beautiful creek, etc. Great if you’re going with your out-of-shape mates. Easy ride, we were vibin.

Zach Stoppenhagen
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Hiked this trail around 1700hrs on a Thursday.. Not much foot traffic. It was easy to find and park at that time of day. The trail follows the creek the entire way which is nice. We hiked a little further to Miller Rock at the end of the trail. That tacked on a few extra miles but it was worth it to see that as well. Great trail! Beginner level to moderate based on how far off the path you want to go.

Ally G
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Hiking

Beautiful trail! one of my top 5 favorites, and I have hiked in Olympic National Park and trails in the Alaskan wilderness, so that is saying a lot. The trail is well maintained, lots of shade, follows the river, gorgeous views. I would love to do this one again!

Anne Ramirez
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I agree with the others, a very pet and family friendly trail. Shady places make it bearable even on a sunny day. The river right along the trail pretty much the whole way makes this a 5 star for me!

Chrissy Reese
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Hiking

Very beautiful and feels like an enchanted forest! Super easy and if you want to push yourself take the off road trail at the end that will lead you to views(not crazy views just an overlook) Only thing I’d say that was negative was how it kind of felt like a homeless area, tons and tons of campers left and right that just felt like more of a living area than actual camping But it’s beautiful and you’re right next to the water the entire time so worth it.

Kiauna Garman
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Camping

It was a great trail to walk it was raining when we went the creek didn’t go up too much. We got a camping site next to the water. Dog friendly. The trail is fairly easy a group of older people (70+) did the trail while we were there pretty quick. Family friendly

Jon Hill
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Hiking

Nice trail by a stream

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Lucas James
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Hiking

This is a great trail for dogs but to the jerks who bag up their dog’s poop and leave it by the trail: it would be better to just flick the poop into the woods to biodegrade. The only thing worse than leaving dog crap on the trail, is wrapping it in plastic so it is preserved for hundreds of years. Better yet, if you can’t carry it out, don’t use this trail. Take care of our trails or stay home.

Joshua Heurinf
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Hiking

As advertised, a great "easy" trail. Just be aware that the elevation gain is on the way back, which I actually prefer since it takes me awhile to warm up. We completed it in 2 hours and that was with stopping for pictures, etc. Pretty busy but not so much that it detracts from the fun.

dansinnfoo x
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There are no bathrooms here! Just FYI... OK, now that I got that out-of-the-way, I could do the review of the hike. :-) This hike is nice… There are many people that come to this area. However, I do think many of them are camping. This is a pleasant hike. It goes through the woods and as well manicured. It is an out and back, and the trail keeps going even when the official path stops. The dogs like the shade and the little creeks throughout the hike. There is a little bit of elevation at the very end, but I didn’t feel like this hike was strenuous at all. We clocked in 5 miles instead of the 4.1 miles. There are a few tight areas where due to the coronavirus, people will have to wait and let one group pass… But that’s OK. It is nothing crazy. I like this hike, but there isn’t really much to see, hence the four star rating. It is a nice wooded hike that is perfect for a 90+ degree day. I know the dogs appreciated this.

Teri Eastburn
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Hiking

17 miles from No. Boulder. Not too long; not too short. Trail is beside and above the St. Vrain river. Brought my lab and he was happy as can be (off leash). Beautiful forested & fairly level trail. Was not too crowded today. I think we passed at most ten people. Great local for nearby camping, too. About 12,000 steps for those counting. Beautiful, nice afternoon hike.

Michelle Naifeh
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Hiking

Beautiful trail but busy. I noticed a lot of campers, pups off leash and plenty of trash to clean up. Note: the trail parking lot is a little difficult to for low clearance vehicles.

Julie Wager
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Hiking

Really great easy hike. Lots of people, but beautiful and a great short hike.

Logynn Northrhip
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Kate Eaton
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Hiking

Lovely mellow trail. Very pleasant and not too many people. I went unusually late in the day (1 pm on a Saturday) and the parking area was mostly full with folks swimming near the trailhead. Nice to be able to hear the water the whole time. Will definitely come back to do some fly fishing and an overnight.

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Annie M
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Running

Beautiful trail for an early run on a Monday. Parking lot was nearly full at 7:30am. I don’t think it would be pleasant on a weekend.

Marlene M.
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Hiking

What a sweet trail. A sense of being at a high altitude. So great for kids.

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Julia Laake
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Hiking

What a beautiful hike! Trail starts off over a nice bridge over the water. Trail opens up a bit into an awesome magical forest. The creek was really nice, very cold for just dipping my feet in. Many little camping spots along the trail. We want to camp next trip up. Some steeper spots but not to bad. Saw many families so doable for the kids. Most everyone was wearing masks and being kind on sharing the trail. The trail comes to a fork and it becomes an ATV trail. If your looking for a bit challenge head to the left and go up to Miller Rock. We didn't make it all the way to Miller Rock, was a bit harder for myself and we turned around. The road up isn't marked very well, just pass through Jamestown and it does go up pretty steep incline on the drive. When we got there, a bit later than we wanted to, there was no parking not a single spot at 10 am. On a Wednesday. We had to wait a bit for someone to leave. Overall was a really nice hike, can't wait to come again.

Ed Beckmann
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Went there today on a Sunday. Crowded. Tight trail so hard to get any separation from people. Some wore masks, including us. Most didn’t because there were a lot of teenagers and young adults who are not at risk for COVID. Pretty inconsiderate so I’ll wait until the pandemic is over before doing this one again. As for the trail, it was ok.

Tim T
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It's a beautiful trail with tons of people. With all of the camping along it, it's kind of a weird vibe.

Max Amillios
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Great trail! A nice foresty path. It starts off easy as it follows the creek. As you make ur way up there are a bunch of small to medium sized campsites that are near the trail. After you make it up the steeper incline the path starts to become an off-road trail. Didnt see any vehicles. If you keep going the path eventually comes to a 3 way split. We took the most right, and it stayed a foot path till we ended turning back to go home. It looked like if you went left it stays an off-road trail, that maybe looped back around to the middle path choice, I'm not sure. Overall I recommend this trail.

TIFFANY GREEN
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Camping

Great for a last minute little backpacking trip. The creek was lovely.

Beata Mckee
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Hiking

This trail has it all... trees, cliffs, water, camping, scrambling to the top. It’s a great one for year-round fun.

Penny Villacres
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Hiking

Nice trail. Nice landscape with trees and stream. We did the loop at the end and back down to make it a bit more challenging. Only downside of that section of the trail is the fact that it is an off-road trail and there were a lot of Jeeps on the trail on Memorial Day.

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