Trail Run Project Logo

greenBlue East Shore Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

6.9 mile 11.2 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 384' 117 m
Descent: -282' -86 m
High: 8,453' 2,576 m
Low: 8,291' 2,527 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Aron Mix

A great trail for people with minimum experience. Has a wonderful view and leads to a watch tower.

Aron Mix

Features Birding · Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Closed May 6-July 12 for elk calving.

Runner Notes

Lots of fallen trees that cover the path.

Description

This trail is a pretty mellow and easy trail. There may be some fallen trees that cover the path but nothing to stop the run. There are no stairs to help the climb, and the grade of the trail can be high. There is a fire watchtower on the top of the trail.

The trail also has a great view of Shadow Mountain Lake, and this is all around a great trail to run with lots of wildlife to see. There are rusting remains at the tip of Heyward Point of a winch system that was once used to haul gas tanks from the water to a light beacon on the headland.

Flora & Fauna

You will find vast wildflowers featuring Rocky Mountain Columbine from July-September. Marmots are easy to spot, and moose, elk, and eagles if you're lucky!

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 4 votes

#3

in West Side

#6948

Overall
  4.0 from 4 votes
5 Star
25%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
25%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#3

in West Side

#630

in Colorado

#6,948

Overall
40 Views Last Month
1,167 Since Feb 5, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
75%
25%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running