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South Fork Shanahan Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

South Fork ascends through ponderosa pine savannah and eventually intersects with the Mesa Trail.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

6,378' 1,944 m

High

5,732' 1,747 m

Low

672' 205 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

South Fork Shanahan Trail ascends through ponderosa pine savannah and eventually intersects with the Mesa Trail. You can connect to North Fork Shanahan Trail turning onto Shanahan Connector, a trail which bisects both South Fork and North Fork Shanahan Trail's.

Starting from Hardscrabble Connector, Lehigh Connector - S, or North Fork Shanahan Trail, South Fork heads straight south on doubletrack, then jogs due west on similar surface. Just prior to reaching Devil's Thumb Water Tank, the trail turns left and becomes singletrack for the duration and wanders through easy hills and pleasant ponderosa forest.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 5 votes

#12

in Boulder

#21566

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  3.6 from 5 votes
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Trail Rankings

#12

in Boulder

#1,700

in Colorado

#21,566

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Shanahan Trail Yellow Daisies with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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Jennifer Nicoll
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Daylene York
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Nov 27, 2017
Paul Snyder