St. Vrain Mountain Trail South
This great hike up to the summit of St. Vrain Mountain starts on the south side of St. Vrain Mountain off the Buchanan Pass Trail. Great views out to Mount Audubon, Paiute Peak, and the St. Vrain drainage make for a must-do hike in this part of the wilderness area. Wildflowers cover the hillsides on the lower part of the trail, and old-growth pines shoot up to the sky on the eastern flank of St. Vrain Mountain. You can access this part of the St. Vrain Mountain Trail by hiking the lower part of the Buchanan Pass Trail up to the Middle St. Vrain Trailhead. This makes a great two- to three-day hike, with excellent campsites located along the Middle St. Vrain just past the trailhead. The views from the summit of St. Vrain Mountain are incredible and extend in all directions. Trail conditions: The trail becomes narrow and rocky the higher you climb. Expect snow on the upper sections of the trail well into June.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,700 ft|
|Skill Level||Moderate to difficult|
|Season||Best June to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||9,500 ft|
|Top Elevation||12,200 ft|
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