Sandy Chervenak
Sandy C

SNOWSHOEING MIDDLE ST. VRAIN TRAIL

Snowshoeing · Boulder, CO, United States
  • 9 hours
  • 3 - 10 people
  • Challenging
$45Per Person
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Hike along the snowy valley floor, along the Middle St. Vrain Creek as you approach the drmatic and stunning Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. The remote and seldom-used trail will be moderately challenging, becoming more so as you break treeline to expose views of the steep and magnificent Rocky Mountains. the 16-mile hike with a 2.933 foot elevation gain is worth it when the trail opens up to a alpine meadow and the peaceful Gibraltar Lake. Here you will enjoy your lunch with views of the majestic, snow-capped Elk Mountain and the breathtaking, wind-worn curves of the Middle St. Vrain Glaciers. Then, you get to reap the benefits of having already broken trail, as you follow you footsteps back down the mountain with ease.
I am available any time December 18th, 2014 - January 11th, 2015. After that I am available Thursday-Sunday as long as you book the tour two weeks in advance.
I grew up in Boulder, CO enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. I have snowshoed and hiked many of the trails in and around Boulder, and have been leading outdoor trips for over two years. Also, I have taken a Wilderness First Responder medical course, and am trained in Wilderness survival skills, navigation, and avalanche awareness.
I will have a first aid kit, three shovels, an avalanche probe and a beacon. You can easily rent snowshoes for $12 a day at Crystal Ski Shop 3216 Arapahoe Avenue Suite H Boulder, CO 80303 (303)449-7669. You can also rent a shovel, probe and avalanche beacon there for $30. The Middle St. Vrain trail has a low to moderate avalanche danger. If you are already in Nederland, you can find snowshoe rentals at Happy Trails Bike shop attached to the Cool Beans coffee shop in the train engine downtown (101 Hwy 119 South Nederland, CO 80466 (303) 258-3435).
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Boulder Justice Center 1777 6th St, Boulder, CO 80302 or option of meeting at Nederland Community Center 750 Highway 72 North Nederland CO, 80466
  • Day 1
    Meet at the Justice Center at 8:30am and drive up to Nederland, CO together (about a half hour drive on winding mountain roads). 9:00am: Hit the trail. Around 12:00-1:00pm arrive at Lost Lake and eat lunch. Return to Boulder by 3:00pm
  • Snowshoeing Middle St. Vrain Trail

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$45
Per Person
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