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Saint Vrain Glacier Trail

 4.5 (4)

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


84%

Runnable

1,281' 390 m

Ascent

-45' -14 m

Descent

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

11,148' 3,398 m

High

9,912' 3,021 m

Low

Shared By Tom Robson

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Explore some of the coolest geology the Indian Peaks Wilderness has to offer on this secluded trail.

Tom Robson

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

From the Middle Saint Vrain Trailhead, follow Buchanan Pass Trail five miles into the Indian Peaks Wilderness and to its intersection with Saint Vrain Glacier Trail. The Saint Vrain Glacier Trail continues 3.1 miles west, ending at Lake Gibraltar. There are creek crossings which can be difficult, especially in early summer. In a field of boulders, even the trail gives up, leaving the runner to wind through the rocks. Before the small lake in the bottom of the valley, a faint path climbs the hillside to Lake Gibraltar. The Saint Vrain Glacier Trail ends in a cirque basin, with a half-dozen delicate lakes, craggy rock walls, and glacial remnants.

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Jun 23, 2018
Bridget Toomey
Some trail finding, stream crossings. A lot of snow at the end. Rating is based on current conditions with full streams and snow fields.
Jul 22, 2017
Peter S
Lots of water, some trail finding. Substantial snowfields around.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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