Towhee

 2 votes

0.9 Miles 1.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

393' 120 m

Ascent

-7' -2 m

Descent

6,021' 1,835 m

High

5,629' 1,716 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

All Clear

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A wide-open trail featuring sweeping views of the South Mesa area.

Tom Robson

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

Towhee trail starts directly adjacent to the historic Dunn House, just to the west of the Mesa Trail. From the get-go you'll have wide-open, sweeping views of the South Mesa area.

If you're hiking this trail during Spring, you'll most likely be treated with wildflower views as well as the usual mountain vistas.

Towhee's terrain is pretty straightforward. It starts at a shallow grade until it enters Shadow Canyon proper. From there the trail heads nearly straight up the canyon at a very steep grade. After the trail makes one last steep push in the form of two switchbacks, it flattens out and intersects the Mesa Trail.

Flora & Fauna

There are vast wildflowers on display here during the spring months.

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Dry: Check the City of Boulder closures for the South Mesa Trailhead trail work. Most trails open on weekends though.
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