ElevationAscent: 1,798' 548 m
Descent: -1,798' -548 m
High: 9,861' 3,006 m
Low: 8,311' 2,533 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)
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“A west-side hike that rewards with stellar views of the divide, Grand and Shadow Mountain Lakes.”— Brian Smith
be accessed from either the Grand Lake or Shadow Mountain Dam trailheads for
the East Shore Trail.
Eventually, you'll reach a sign that directs you to the fire tower. Follow the trail to the fire tower and climb the tower for stunning panoramic views. To the west, the Never Summer Range dominates the horizon. You'll also have great views of Grand, Shadow Mountain and Granby Lakes from the tower.
From here, retrace your steps back to the TH.
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Land Manager: National Park Service - Rocky Mountain National Park