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Shadow Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A switchbacking trail that climbs gradually to just below the summit of Shadow Mountain.


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3.3

Miles

5.4

KM

84%

Runnable

9,901' 3,018 m

High

8,453' 2,577 m

Low

1,448' 441 m

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0' 0 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the East Shore Trail, start running up the Shadow Mountain Trail. The trail contours up the western flank of Shadow Mountain at a very manageable grade. Some continuously dense forest affords this trail only limited views. Every so often, you'll catch a glimpse of Grand or Shadow Mountain Lakes through the canopy.

Eventually, you'll reach a sign that directs you to the fire tower. Follow the trail to the fire tower and climb the tower for stunning panoramic views. To the west, the Never Summer Range dominates the horizon. Additionally you'll have great views of Grand, Shadow Mountain and Granby Lakes from the tower.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#3

in West Side

#9337

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#3

in West Side

#785

in Colorado

#9,337

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Photos

Shadow Mountain and Granby from the Lookout with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jan 15, 2015 near Grand Lake, CO
Shadow Mountain Fire Lookout
Nov 23, 2017 near Grand Lake, CO
Summer's view over Shadow and Granby. with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Aug 15, 2016 near Grand Lake, CO

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