Saint Vrain Mountain Trail is a 8.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Allenspark, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and snowshoeing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.2 miElevation gain3,238 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingSnowshoeingWalkingForestRiverViewsWildflowersRockySnow
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Users have reported that at the 3.1 mile mark, the trail no longer allows dogs. At this point, the trail enters the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is possible to reach the peak with a dog, but you will have to navigate off trail and stay out of RMN.

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

Take Highway 7 to Allenspark and take the Business Loop 7 (which goes through the middle of town) to find CR107. The sign for CR107 is hard to see coming from the south because it's in some trees. Take CR107 as it winds through the neighborhood for about 1.5 miles and it will turn into Forrest Road 116. Follow 116 for about 1/2 mile more and it will split into two (116.1 and 116.2) keep to the right. There is a sign indicating it's the St Vrain trailhead parking. Parking is small and limited. Don't take a big vehicle if you can avoid it, a dually truck will be a big problem on that road.

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maria del mar folgueiras
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SnowshoeingGreat!IcyNo shadeOff trailSnow

We went last weekend , March 20. Got there by 10:30 am . Very sunny day and bright . Wear sunscreen and sunglasses so you don’t get burned. We snowshoed all the way up to the RMNT sign . There was a lot of snow . Some people hiked or cross country skied up , and then skied down . Just two more people snowshoeing . Got pretty windy at the top . We got down by around 17:00 . Started hiking at about 11am . I recommend you follow the route in the app . There’s so much snow it is easy to get lost .

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Jeff Cahill
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HikingSnow

Great weather, only did two miles, spikes were fine to that point, snow shoes needed beyond. Been a while since any significant snow.

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Joep Meijer
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FishingSnow

We got to the RMNP sign and turned around because the wind was very heavy. We were happy to have snowshoes around mile 2, but it was beautiful!

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Cody Elder
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Hiking

Cold and icy but beautiful!

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Leighton Macalister
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Yawen Guan
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Hiking

Deep snow 2 mi into trail, need snow shoes.

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Tiana Johnson
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HikingSnow

This trail definitely earned its hard rating as it’s a pretty steady incline the entire way up. The trail was covered in snow, but I was able to made do just fine with waterproof winter hiking boots. Unfortunately we didn’t make it the whole way due to a late start, so I’d recommend beginning earlier in the morning.

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Ellie Thomas
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HikingGreat!

Man I loved this hike! I did it twice because the first time, it started to hail .5 miles from the top. I had a cast on my hand at the time that couldn't get wet. So, I attempted again a few weeks later. The fall colors weren't as intense but it was still gorgeous. I recommend doing this hike in the fall even if you've already done it. The trail is great and easy to follow until the end when you push for the summit. I believe it was marked by some cairns on the right that I remembered seeing but we totally passed by without a thought. After a while, we thought we should just go for it since the trail seemed to keep going away from the top. On the way down, we realized our fault so look out for that! The view at the top is amazing and also the initial view when you emerge from the treeline is unforgettable. Definitely recommend this one!

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Roger King
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Hiking

TH wide open at 7:30. Great hike. Did Meadow Mountain as well. Beautiful.

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kyle lindsay
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Vick Yang
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Got up there on Saturday. Perfect view in the lower part if you are looking for the fall colors. Also gorgeous view in the upper part of Longs Peak and Wild Basin. The weather is just great so you don't have to wear too much, but if you try to chill at the top, bring another layer because it gets windy. The only downside was that, when we walked out of the trees, we could smell the smoke from the north. And the view of the RMNP got a lot more hazy around 2 pm.

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Jason Spinks
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Hiking

overall great hike. steady incline until you get to the mtn. then its straight up from there. there is an arrow made of rocks on the right hand side of the trail once there follow the RMNP boundary poles and the cairns to the top.

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Lucas James
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Hiking

This trail definitely earns its difficult rating if you go all the way to the top. The views above tree line are even more stunning than I expected. From the summit one can see Longs, Mt Meeker, N St Vrain, Finch Lake, Beaver Reservoir, and a host of other landmarks. Get to TH early.

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Jessica Muniz
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Michael Micek
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Hiking

Great day.

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Jeff Stevens
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Cody Elder
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Leighton Macalister
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Hiking

Snowing on the way up. Ran into very bad wind at the saddle and had to turn around. Needed a face covering to withstand the windchill. I'll be back

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Brandon Dewey
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My Garmin fenix 5 watch recorded 8.98 miles. great views. tree coverage about 2.5 miles in then you get to tree line.

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Chelsea Higgins
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Hiking

Beautiful, but a bit of a scramble to the summit. Look for the two cairns along the trail, then follow the cairns and boundary markers up to the summit. Beautiful views at the top and well worth the climb.

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Beata Mckee
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Hiking

It was hot and steep the entire way to the junction where we stopped up on the tundra just before the last approach up SVM. The views up there were amazing! I think I’d give this a 5 star review on a cooler, more enjoyable day.

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Tom Pileggi
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Tes Gebremeskel
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Kenneth T
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I got to the trailhead at 545am on a Sunday. There were 3 cars there already in the very small parking lot. The first 1/4 mile is pretty easy then it really picks up, continuously steep and rocky for about a mile. Once you break treeline the views are fantastic. The trail from this point to the base of the summit is easy and well defined. The trail to the summit is extremely faint and hard to miss, look right after the trees there are two big cairns and a very faint trail. The trail to the summit is pretty steep and rocky but you will be rewarded with awesome views. I clocked 10 miles and it took me 5 hours with lots of breaks and some time at the summit.

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