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Sunshine Canyon Trail

 6 votes

1.2 Miles 2.0 Kilometers


Singletrack

300' 91 m

Ascent

-23' -7 m

Descent

5,868' 1,789 m

High

5,592' 1,704 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Unknown

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An easy trail that climbs into Sunshine Canyon.

Brian Smith

Overview

Features: Birding — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Description

Sunshine Canyon Trail is a nicely bench cut contouring trail that climbs from an intersection with Red Rocks Trail near the Mount Sanitas Trail into Sunshine Canyon. Because of the contouring and tame nature of this trail, it is a great option for beginning or out of town hikers. It is mostly smooth and never gets very steep at all. In addition, the low angle of this trail means that it is still able to be done with normal footwear, even if it's snowy.

Flora & Fauna

Suprisingly wonderful variety of wildflowers in the sunny spots- especially in the early spring months (April & May).

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Oct 15, 2017
Lauren Faul
Easy trail, popular for runners
Jul 13, 2017
BryanGoat Hawkins
Huzza 1.3mi — 0h 25m
Jan 22, 2017
Linda Cockrell
1.2mi
Nov 21, 2016
Juhi Huda

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  2.8 from 6 votes

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