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Middle Saint Vrain

Boulder County, Colorado


 
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Middle Saint Vrain
 

How to Get There

From Estes Park: Head south on St. Vrain Ave (CO-7) about 19 miles. Turn right on CO-72, Peak to Peak Highway. Continue about 4 miles. Turn right on to Peaceful Valley Rd. Follow about 1 mile to trail head From Lyons: Head north on St. Vrain Ave (CO-7) about 14 miles. Turn left on CO-72, Peak to Peak Highway. Continue about 4 miles. Turn right on to Peaceful Valley Rd. Follow about 1 mile to trail head. From Boulder: Head west on Boulder Canyon Dr (CO-119) about 15 miles. At traffic circle, take 2nd exit onto CO-72 (Peak to Peak Hwy). Continue approx. 17 miles north. Turn left at Peaceful Valley Rd. Follow about 1 mile to trail head.

Detailed Description

Most people run the difficult Middle Saint Vrain four-wheel drive trail (FDR114) from east to west then connect it with the Coney Creek trail (FDR507) to form an 8.5 mile trip. Either trail can be run as an out and back too. The Coney Creek water crossing is tough for ATVs and motorcycles due to its depth and length. Motorized vehicles are NOT permitted to use the boardwalks to cross Coney Creek. The Middle Saint Vrain trailhead has more trailer parking available than at the Coney Creek trailhead. Both trails are considered intermediate to difficult trails. The Middle Saint Vrain trail rates a 7 out of 10 and the Coney Creek trail rates a 6 out of 10 on the Colorado Association of 4WD Club's rating scale. Both trails are closed from late October through late June or early July.

Adopted Trails

FR114, FR507   Trailridge Runners 4WD Club

Trail System Information

Location: 40.1298333333, -105.523833333
Location is: Trailhead
Nearest City: Nederland
Difficulty (1-10): 6-7
Distance (mi): 8.5
Time (hh:mm): 04:00
Lowest Elevation (ft): 8600
Highest Elevation (ft): 9800
Best for: 4WDMotorcycleATVUTV

Note that not all of the trails in an area will be open to all vehicle types. Follow the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s and signage for the area and ride only on trails open to and wider than your OHV.

Maps/GPS files: PDF ZIP KMZ Guide/Map

Visit the Trail Maps page for download/print instructions, information about the Avenza App for PDF files, or a complete list of available maps!

More Info: Boulder Ranger District (303) 541-2500
  Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland (970) 295-6700
  MVUM Page

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American Trails

This award recognizes innovative & successful trail sharing efforts, programs, & systems.


American Trails' 21st National Trails Awards Program honors people and programs at the 21st American Trails International Symposium. The awards celebration was held at Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona, April 16, 2013.

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