ElevationAscent: 249' 76 m
Descent: -5' -1 m
High: 6,019' 1,834 m
Low: 5,770' 1,759 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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“A wide-open trail featuring sweeping views of the South Mesa area.”— Tom Robson
If you're running this trail during Spring, you'll most likely be treated with wildflower views as well as the usual mountain vistas.
Towhee's terrain is pretty straightforward. It starts at a shallow grade until it enters Shadow Canyon proper. From there the trail heads nearly straight up the canyon at a very steep grade. After the trail makes one last steep push in the form of two switchbacks, it flattens out and intersects the Mesa Trail.
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