Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Colorado | 08/06/20

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Saint Vrain Mountain (12,162′) | Indian Peaks Wilderness

Allenspark, CO | 08/06/20 | 9.2 miles | 3,268′ gain


Saint Vrain Mountain is a low 12er that was recommended to me by an old coworker. I’d hiked along the trail a few times before but always happened to come on a day with too much snow or too much wind so I’d never summited. A failed peak is always in the back of my mind and I was waiting for a day I could return once again. Early August proved to be snow-free and while the wind is ever-present, it would at least be manageable.

(There is some conflicting information online about whether or not dogs are allowed on this trail so I opted to leave mine at home just in case. Officially, per the USFS -dogs are not allowed on the short portion of trail that crosses into Rocky Mountain…

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