Shadow Mountain Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
#38 of 118 trails in

Shadow Mountain Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Grand Lake, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

sea kayaking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

We just did this hike a few days ago. I enjoyed hiking in the trees because we have never done a trail like that. There are spots going up where you get some nice views. The trail does get tough as you get close to the top. There weren't too many trees down across the trail the day we hiked. Even though you can't climb the tower it's still beautiful up there. We saw 2 bears, 3 deer, and an animal that looked like a weasel or a mink. Also, I would recommend bug spray. Mosquitoes got me when we were next to the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Almost gave up a few times climbing to the top especially because the lookout tower was closed, but all the exhaustion is worth it!!! Make sure to bring snacks and water! The views are breathtaking! Also saw some deer :)

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

normally a great path. today however the seasons have brought down many trees.

hiking
4 months ago

Overall this trail is great. The weather was perfect, not too hot or cold but just a little bit of snow near the top. The grade of the trail was less steep than I was expecting but there were hundreds of downed trees impeding the trail. It took longer to get to the top because of this but made it more of a challenge. The lookout is still closed due to structural issues but was really neat to see up close. Great views without climbing the lookout.

5 months ago

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

great hike, would've given 5 stars if the lookout tower was open to the public (closed for structural reasons, can be fixed)

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Got to the lookout tower just under 2 hours. Total trip was about 3.5 hours. Very sore ankle from the steep incline. But it was fun and a beautiful day for the hike.

hiking
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fun hike. We got to the lookout tower right at sunset. Great views and we got to see amazing sunset. We hiked down the mountain in the dark which was fun.