Shanahan Ridge Trail

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Shanahan Ridge Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
839 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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trail running

walking

Easy trail takes you up through the open space along Shanahan Ridge. A North and South Fork allows for loops of various length. The trail system intersects with South Mesa Trail and provides access to the Shadow Canyon and Fern Gulch trails to Bear and South Boulder Peaks.

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half of this loop was closed due to restoration. I noticed another one of the trails in this area was closed, too. So right now, this is just an out and back to the juncture of Mesa trail and the South loop, which is closed.

also, like the other reviewer mentioned, pretty busy with lots of dogs off leash and many poop bags left on the side of the trail. could be a good loop but too busy and several trail closures.

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