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Sunshine Canyon Trail

 2.8 (8)

1.2 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


93%

Runnable

300' 91 m

Ascent

-23' -7 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

5,868' 1,789 m

High

5,592' 1,704 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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An easy trail that climbs into Sunshine Canyon.

Brian Smith

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

This is a true singletrack trail contrary to the wider hiking trails that are more common in the area. Even cambered, packed dirt surface with hardly a rock or root to avoid. Abundant pine straw makes some areas slippery.

Description

Sunshine Canyon Trail is a nicely bench cut contouring trail that climbs from an intersection with Red Rocks Trail near the Mount Sanitas Trail into Sunshine Canyon. Because of the contouring and tame nature of this trail, it is a great option for beginning or out of town runners. It is mostly smooth and never gets very steep at all. In addition, the low angle of this trail means that it is still able to be done with normal footwear, even if it's snowy.

Flora & Fauna

Suprisingly wonderful variety of wildflowers in the sunny spots- especially in the early spring months (April & May).

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  2.8 from 8 votes

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