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Shadow Mountain Lookout Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
Distance3.3mi
Elevation Gain1,715ft
Trailhead Elevation8,424ft
Top9,928ft
Elevation Min/Max8424/9928ft
Elevation Start/End8424/8424ft

Shadow Mountain Lookout Trail

Shadow Mountain Lookout Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Grand County, Colorado. It is within Rocky Mountain National Park. It is 3.3 miles long and begins at 8,424 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,715 feet.
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Granby,
Explorer | 31 pts
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9/16/2009
Great trail, well maintained, saw 5 deer (so cute) it's really more like 6 miles one way to the tower. The views from the tower are amazing.
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Lincoln,
Adventurer | 302 pts
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9/10/2006
Shadow Mountain Lookout trail begins just ouside of Grand Lake, Co & follows the shoreline of Shadow Mountain Lake for the first 1.75 miles. This trail then climbs to the ridgeline that the trail follows for a mile or two before climbing to the lookout. The views from the lookout down to Shadow Mountain Lake and Grand Lake are spectacular.
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Aurora,
Adventurer | 260 pts
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7/23/2006
Excellent trail markings, great views from lookout! But watch out for horse hockey on the trail!!
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"This historic tower is built of unshaped stone, causing it to seem to grow from the rocks that surround it." Read more

Trail Information

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby City
Rocky Mountain National Park
Parks
Rocky Mountain National Park Backcountry Office, 1000 US 36, Estes Park 80517; (970) 586-1242; www.nps.gov/romo
Local Contacts
USGS Shadow Mountain; Trails Illustrated Rocky Mountain National Park
Local Maps