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blue Shelf Lake Trail #634

Trail

3.6 mile 5.9 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,939' 591 m
Descent: -29' -9 m
High: 11,990' 3,654 m
Low: 10,080' 3,072 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)

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A great run with great views.

Randy Antelo

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers

Need to Know

The road is a bit rough to the the trailhead. A high clearance vehicle is recommended. A smaller sedan made it, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

Runner Notes

Watch your footing in multiple locations. Baby heads and cankle makers galore.

Description

A nice trail with lots of shade before the tree line. This is an out-and-back run.

Flora & Fauna

Once you get past the tree line, the meadows are covered in flowers.

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  4.7 from 3 votes

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#347

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#4,638

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