Ceran Saint. Vrain Trail

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Ceran Saint. Vrain Trail is a 3.6 mile lightly 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. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
8 days ago

This trail was completely enchanting. There was light snow and ice so tread carefully. These trees are really something special to see. Great areas alongside trail for a campfire. Will definitely return.

hiking
15 days ago

Easy trail with little snow this early winter. Saw many dogs and families with smaller children out. Some icy places where water flows downhill across the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely little trail.

1 month ago

Lovely trail follows a creek through varied forests. The first 2/3 of the trail are easy and rolling, and then there is a steep climb to get up to the rocky outcrops at the top. Nice views up top, so keep going! Note: the trail along the creek offers plenty of shade.

2 months ago

Nice, rolling trail that follows along the river. You can tell the flood impacted that area but the trail is pretty clear save for a few recently fallen trees (11/2/17). The GPS shows some old mines in the area and more service road trails that would be cool to backpack or explore longer.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this spot. If you're craving something longer, continue on up to Miller Rock. At the top of the Ceran St. Vrain trail (about 2 miles in), take the social trail to the left. In about a mile, this intersects with forest service road 252A. Take a right here and look for the big rock! Easiest route up the rock is about halfway around. Some fun scrambling and great views of RMNP, Indian Peaks, etc. Highly recommended!

Our stats: 6.5 miles, 1311 ft. gain, 1196 ft loss. 2 hours 40 minutes round trip.

*There are a lot of leaning trees as well as some downed trees on the main trail. Use caution if you're hiking on a windy day.

3 months ago

Great trail for all skill levels. Secluded with light traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

loved it. not too many people. you can have dogs off leash... so if u don't like dogs, please don't take this trail :)

4 months ago

Great trail, nice and cool with shade and the fact that it goes right next to the water. Dogs had a great time playing fetch in the shallows. Fairly busy, but plenty of available parking. We got there at 9:00 and didn't run into to. many people until we were part of the way back. Definitely busier later in the day. Can go farther if desired past where it runs next to the water. We did and ended up doing 5.5 round trip, and could have gone longer if desired.

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice trail that wove through the wilderness alongside a pleasant mountain stream. Many, many people though.

hiking
4 months ago

This was my boyfriends and I first time hiking this trail and it was really enjoyable. The trail is in great shape and it's so pretty! Also, I love that it follows a stream.

5 months ago

Beautiful short hike along the river with plenty of shade. Great for kids and beginners. Lots of good fishing spots.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Beautiful, tree lined. There are loads of great camping spots. Super for families who want to teach younger kids how to pack in and camp. Can get busy on the weekends.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike, mostly shaded so good on hot days. No fee. Lots of campers along the water but they get few and far between the further you go. Extremely busy! Full parking lot.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful scenery and nice easy hike on good trail. Lots of people camping along creek but still nice wilderness area.

hiking
6 months ago

This trail is well-marked and easy to follow from beginning to end. It is very short, and hiking back out is more strenuous than hiking in because you start out in a slow decline. There is a large stream that flows along the trail with numerous access points; the water is warm enough to get in and enjoy without freezing. Overall, the trail was OK and there was nice scenery, but it was very easy, short, and continuing on past the end of the trail was an uphill march into nothing. This hike is good if you're looking for something quick and easy, if you have small children, or if you are looking for a place to camp or fish. We saw several tents along the way nestled into the woods, and fishing is possible in all but a short section that is solely catch and release.

6 months ago

We took our dog on her 1st hike here on Sunday. Beautiful trail and just long enough to wear all of us beginning hikers out.

6 months ago

Was there and a great time hiking . Will do it again. Same day young teenager got attacked by a bear . Heard on the news .

hiking
6 months ago

Really pretty trail that winds along with the river, no big elevation changes. Parking lot was full at 8:30a on July 4 and cars stretched almost to Overland Rd. when we left about 10:30. Lots of dogs, everyone was very courteous, great trail etiquette. Trail is a bit narrow in places, just be careful of the edge!

backpacking
7 months ago

Really great beginner/ start of season trail. Campsites really open right off the trail, it kind of looked like we were walking through a festival camp. But there were some nice secluded sites right off the river. I would definitely go back!

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