Middle St. Vrain Trail

EASY 23 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.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
600 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

hiking
9 days ago

This trail has multiple other trails within it. We intended on walking this trail but ended up going around to other trails and criss crossing!

That being said we walked 3 total miles with kids 4, 7, and 8 and had no issues with it. We would rate the trail as easy/moderate a few spots the kids needed a hand.

Overall really fun hike!

off road driving
10 days ago

We took this trail to Beaver reservoir meeting up with Coney Flats trail..should not be rated easy..moderate to hard..fun trail

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful scenery and tons of wild flowers throughout this easy trail. Is in the shade for the majority of the trail.

1 month ago

Great trail, but not what's described here. It's much longer and that's directions take you on the first part of lower Buchanan pass trail (7.7 miles out and back). This is more accurate http://www.protrails.com/trail/112/indian-peaks-wilderness-area-buchanan-pass-trail

hiking
1 month ago

A terrific trail for hiking with the dogs. The confusion over the length comes because there are several "trainlheads." The first is right before you cross the driving bridge into the Peaceful Valley campground. There is a small parking area there. The 1-mile "bypass" takes you around the 'developed' area of the campgrounds to the "real" trailhead that is at the west end of the Camp Dick parking lot, a few feet down the 4x4 road. The 1-mile is nice, with several "boardwalk" bridges over low or marshy areas. We didn't go the whole way out the next 4.6 miles but really enjoyed the trail alongside the noisy river. Lots of rocks so footing can be a little tricky, and one area where the stream runs along with the trail; it's entirely possible to stay dry, just carefully walk up the rocks. Although a woman was attacked by a moose while walking her dogs offleash about 4 years ago on this trail, we didn't see any droppings or other wildlife sign, but we were still careful to keep the dogs close. We actually came back and hiked this trail a second time, we liked it so much!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. It's typically really quiet except for the sound of the river. A lot of soul-soothing on this one.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

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

3 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
10 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!

hiking
11 months ago

trail running
11 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!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

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