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East Shore Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

6.9 mile 11.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 384' 117 m
Descent: -282' -86 m
High: 8,453' 2,576 m
Low: 8,291' 2,527 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Aron Mix

A great trail for people with minimum experience. Has a wonderful view and leads to a watch tower.

Aron Mix

Features Birding · Cave · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Nice walk along the lake. There are multiple picnic spots.

Closed May 6-July 12 for elk calving.

Description

This trail is a pretty mellow and easy trail. There may be some fallen trees that cover the path but nothing to stop the hike. There are no stairs to help the climb, and the grade of the trail can be high. There is a fire watchtower on the top of the trail.

The trail also has a great view of Shadow Mountain Lake, and this is all around a great trail to hike with lots of wildlife to see. There are rusting remains at the tip of Heyward Point of a winch system that was once used to haul gas tanks from the water to a light beacon on the headland.

Flora & Fauna

You will find vast wildflowers featuring Rocky Mountain Columbine from July-September. Marmots are easy to spot, and moose, elk, and eagles if you're lucky!

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May 24, 2018
JJ Hobbs
Easy, but be prepared to go off trail and encounter some adventurous obstacles. Awesome views 6.5mi
Jul 26, 2017
Dennis C
Oct 7, 2016
Paula Taylor-Howlett
Sep 6, 2016
Tom Towle

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#7648

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#5

in West Side

#712

in Colorado

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