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Shadow Canyon South

Intermediate
 3.5 (4)

Enjoy awesome views of Devil's Thumb and see some history along the way.


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0.8

Miles

1.4

KM

84%

Runnable

6,568' 2,002 m

High

6,212' 1,893 m

Low

357' 109 m

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Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From Mesa Trail this connector works its way west, generally following the Shadow Creek drainage. The trail then finishes its short journey as it contours north, finally connecting to Shadow Canyon.

The first section of the trail, coming from Mesa Trail, is wide open singletrack. Once the trail heads southwest and then north, it is more deeply ensconced in the conifer forests that populate these canyons. Views of Devil's Thumb on this last section of trail are great.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 4 votes

#5

in South Mesa

#22334

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  3.5 from 4 votes
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#5

in South Mesa

#1,800

in Colorado

#22,334

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An old shack makes a fun detour along Shadow Canyon South.
Apr 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
A group working their way up to Shadow Canyon, with Devil's Thumb in the background.
Jan 31, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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