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South Fork Shanahan Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.9 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
84% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 672' 205 m
Descent: -37' -11 m
High: 6,378' 1,944 m
Low: 5,732' 1,747 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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South Fork ascends through ponderosa pine savannah and eventually intersects with the Mesa Trail.

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South Fork Shanahan Trail ascends through ponderosa pine savannah and eventually intersects with the Mesa Trail. You can connect to North Fork Shanahan Trail turning onto Shanahan Connector, a trail which bisects both South Fork and North Fork Shanahan Trail's.

Starting from Hardscrabble Connector, Lehigh Connector - S, or North Fork Shanahan Trail, South Fork heads straight south on doubletrack, then jogs due west on similar surface. Just prior to reaching Devil's Thumb Water Tank, the trail turns left and becomes singletrack for the duration and wanders through easy hills and pleasant ponderosa forest.

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Jul 14, 2019
Shweta Bhandare
Hike with Boa 4.3mi — 10h 30m

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#6

in Boulder

#7048

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#6

in Boulder

#633

in Colorado

#7,048

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Shanahan Trail Yellow Daisies with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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