Summary: Hike is very nice. A little steep at first but levels off pretty nice. Great views.
Trailhead: Highway 93 to Highway 107 go west about 1 mile before Eldarodo Springs take right to Measa trail head. There are sevral hikeing trails in the area. This one you want to go left and look for Homestead trail. after hiking for a while youn will come to a fork you can either go to Shadow canoyon wich is west (right) or measa trail head (left). Very easy top find and a very popular area. (Lat:15.487 Lon:-56.319)
Trail Guides for loop :
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Colorado state parks
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Tolhurst Troy, who has posted 1 other hike on this site
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Reviewed by MCKS on 11/4/2007
Excellent trails in the area! Was soo beautiful! Great for any level of hikers. Very dog friendly.
Reviewed by JWJ on 10/25/2007
I've been to Shadow Canyon many times (saw a bear along the way a few weeks ago!) and I could swear that the direction to Shadow Canyon(west) is to the left, not to the right; Mesa Trail to the right, but the signage should clarify this.
Reviewed by shoobe01 on 5/17/2007
The hike description has some typos that make it impossible to find unless you already know the area. Corrected version of his text here ---- Trailhead: Make your way to CO-170 and CO-93 and head west on 170. About 1 mile before Eldorado Springs (which comes up pretty quick after 93 also) look for the Mesa trail head parking lot on your right. Another (unrelated) trailhead and parking area is on the left about 100 yards later, so you can turn around easily if you miss it. There are sevral hiking trails in the area. To hike this trail go towards the left and look for Homestead trail. After hiking for a while you will come to a fork; you can either go to Shadow Canyon to the right or the Mesa trail to the left.
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