Shadow Mountain Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
#32 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

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5 days ago

8 days 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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29 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

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11 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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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.

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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.

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Friday, June 10, 2016

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

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Thursday, May 26, 2016