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Homestead Trail

Intermediate
 3.5 (6)

Gain the ridge and some great views on this non-technical trail.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.2

KM

Point to Point

6,121' 1,866 m

High

5,668' 1,728 m

Low

464' 142 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Please stay on trail! It helps to conserve cultural resources and allows for easier spotting of pesky critters, like snakes...

Description

Named for the historic homesteads surrounding this trail, Homestead doesn't actually directly encounter any homes.

Starting from Towhee, Homestead Trail heads due west and contours the hillside. At ~.25mi, the trail heads due directly north and switchbacks four times to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge, Homestead Trail is very straightforward. The last semi-technical aspect of this trail is a drop into and out of Shadow Canyon proper. From here the trail contours north, eventually connecting with Mesa Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Keep an eye out for Rattlesnakes.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Robson with improvements by Charles Danforth

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 6 votes

#5

in South Mesa

#20598

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#5

in South Mesa

#1,680

in Colorado

#20,598

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On the Mesa Trail, enjoy awesome views of the Flatirons and Bear Peak.
Apr 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
A deer near the Homestead Trail. From August 2016.
May 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Sunrise view on the Homestead Trail.
May 3, 2017 near Boulder, CO

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