Ceran Saint Vrain Trail


A photo showing the Ceran St Vrain Trail winding through a dense Ponderosa Pine forest

The easy Ceran Saint Vrain Trail follows the South Saint Vrain Creek downstream for 1.9 miles. The trail ends at National Forest System Road 252, a rough four-wheel drive road. This road climbs 0.5 miles northwest to a four-way intersection from which it is a steep half-mile to the left up to Miller Rock. Miller Rock is a scenic high-point that offers 360-degree views.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Motorized vehicles prohibited. Unless otherwise noted in the "current conditions" section, dispersed camping is allowed in sites that are least 200 feet away from the trailhead, trail and creek. Campfires are permissible unless seasonal restrictions are in effect (contact district office). Fishing and hunting are allowed in accordance with regulations established by the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
Closest Towns: Jamestown, Colorado
Water: South Saint Vrain Creek; treat water for drinking
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Boulder Ranger District, 2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301, Phone 303-541-2500, Fax 303-541-2515; Contact Us

General Information

Directions: From Boulder, head five miles north on US Highway 36 towards Lyons. Turn west onto Lefthand Canyon, signed for Ward and Jamestown. Five miles west, follow the right fork for Jamestown.Continue on this road through Jamestown. Once the road changes from paved to gravel, look for the Ceran Saint Vrain TH sign in approximately 0.5 miles.

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Day Hiking

This trail drops gently along the South Saint Vrain Creek. It is sheltered among trees in the creek valley, with persistent sounds of running water. At the north end of the two-mile trail, it intersects a four-wheel drive road, which climbs to Miller Rock, for 360-degree views.

Difficulty Level: Easy


Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding & Camping

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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.9 miles (One way)

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  Elevation : 
8,000' - 8,300'