The St. Varian Mountain Trail is very steep at its western end for 1.5 miles and at mile 2 at the eastern stretch. Little water is available on the trail. It crosses through Rocky Mountain National park near St. Varian Mountain.
Directions from Ward: Take CO 72 north to Peaceful Valley. Take Road #114 to its dead end at the trailhead (4WD recommended). Or you can hike the South St. Vrain trail to the trailhead from Peaceful Valley.
Summer through Fall .