East Shore Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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East Shore Trail is a 21 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and camping and is best used from June until August.

21.0 miles
3254 feet
Out & Back



trail running





wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Granby: Follow Highway 40 west to Highway 34. Go north on Hwy 34 to Forest Road 125, on the south end of Lake Granby. Follow 125 east to the Arapaho Bay Campground. The trailhead is located at the northwest end of the Arapaho Bay Campground parking lot.

trail running
1 month ago

Ran from Arapaho Bay campground (look for a shed and go through the big gate in the last campground loop to catch the trail) to Shadow Mountain dam and back. Very minimally-used trail it seems. About 3,000 ft elevation gain, but a pretty slow run. Around mile 6 you start getting into the burnt, messy part of the woods. I was climbing over big, downed trees, and talking out loud to myself because there were bear droppings and berries all around.

Would be a great hike for sure! I saw bald eagles, osprey, grouse, and white tailed deer.

Friday, August 19, 2016

My first hike on the west side of RMNP area. This trail was nice, but lots of dead trees, due to the beetle. The trail is kind of hard to follow, but not a bad trail.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Find the trailhead off of highway 40 and grand lake village then follow the signs to the trailhead through town. Map within the app does not take you to the trailhead. Only a half mile of this trail is in Arapahoe National Forest, the rest is in RMNP so you cannot bring your dog.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Fun hike, the east shore loop was a little confusing. after tromping through a marshy area, lost the trail. only to turn around and go back. but if you see a small pond. the trail starts back up on the right side of that pond.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Directions led down a dirt road that ended at a new gated community with a no trespassing sign.

Thursday, October 09, 2014