Middle St. Vrain Trail

EASY 13 reviews
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Middle St. Vrain Trail is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Lyons, Colorado. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles
600 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


trail running

15 days ago

wonderful! not too many people, lots of shade. did have to climb or go around some fallen trees along the trail.

2 months ago

Would have rated higher but I wasn't able to finish the trail, lost it due to snowy conditions. Most of the trail was covered with snow (in the shade-there was a lot of shade) but it was very pleasant out (mid 60s-70s).

Where this navigates you to is not the start of the St Vrain trail (Buchanan/Camp Dick trail). From where you can park to the actual St Vrain trail is about a mile.

All of the snow is trying to melt and most of the trail was covered in water and the banks covered in snow, so it made slow going. Hopefully it'll get a bit dryer soon, because the whole thing was absolutely gorgeous!

trail running
8 months ago

This trail is actually 6 miles one way from first parking area. Ends at Buchanan Pass trailhead. Great hike to go alone and meander with your thoughts. Fun day!

9 months ago

trail running
9 months ago

This is a beautiful trail with a wide variety of ecosystems. It is a gradual incline with great river and mountain views scattered throughout. There are a few technical sections but nothing too crazy. This is also a great hiking trail for the family. My kids love it!

10 months ago

11 months ago

Only had time for a few miles for our evening hike. We couldn't do the Hidden Lake trail we planned, as it is on private property, so we ended up here for s quick hike. It started off with the nice view of snow capped peaks (visible from the snowmobile path) but once on the trail the scenery didn't change much at all. It was nice to be in the forest and near the water but we had no views and only came across a small meadow.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Friday, October 02, 2015

Monday, September 01, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Beautiful trail! Well maintained and easy, with a little bit of everything for the senses...water, trees, wildflowers, meadows and mountain views. Hiked 4 miles in, to bridge crossing the creek, and returned the way we came. Highly recommend for a summer hike; looks like it would be a great winter snowshoe.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hiked this trail on July 4th. An easy trail normally but the heavy spring run off flooded the trail in many places. After about the 4 mile mark , the trial and the run off stream bed were one and the same. Decided to turn back.