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Shrine Mountain Trail 2016, CO

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 4.6 miles
Trailhead Elevation 11,100 feet
Elevation Gain 801 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,086 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 10.03
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  6:51am - 4:48pm
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Water
Nearby Area Water
Shrine Ridge
1.2 mi away
3.0 mi
Wilder Gulch
1.8 mi away
7.1 mi
1,200 ft
Bowman's Shortcut Trail
1.8 mi away
5.6 mi
880 ft
Uneva Peak
2.5 mi away
12.0 mi
2,811 ft
Wheeler Lakes
4.2 mi away
5.6 mi
Resolution Mountain
4.6 mi away
6.0 mi
2,227 ft
Searle Pass Trail
5.2 mi away
11.4 mi
2,400 ft
Hornsilver Mountain
5.6 mi away
8.0 mi
2,552 ft
Eccles Pass
5.7 mi away
10.4 mi
2,890 ft
Sugarloaf Peak
5.8 mi away
8.8 mi
3,073 ft
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History
Named “ Shrine” for its excellent view of the Mount of the Holy Cross,
the pass was originally a Ute Indian trail and later used by silver miners and settlers.

Overview
The Shrine Mountain trail begins at Shrine Pass Road #709 and ends at Shrine Mountain: The trail starts gradually though open meadows filled with wildflowers then climbs through pine forest and rock formations before reaching the Shrine Mountain Ridge with spectacular 360-degree views.


Hike
Follow the trail southwest as it climbs through pine-studded meadows. After about 1.3 miles the trail turns west heading through pine forest before the steepest part of the climb to the saddle to the west of you. From the saddle turn right and travel northwest to Shrine Mountain where you can enjoy spectacular views.

Views from Shrine Mountain
- North - Gore Range
- Northwest - Uneva Peak
- Southeast - Copper Mtn ski area
- South - Ptarmigan Hill and Ptarmigan Pass
- Southwest - Sawatch Range and Mount of the Holy Cross
- West - The Flat Top Mountains

HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    Travel east from Vail on I-70 to Exit 190 for Vail Pass. Exit here and turn right, heading west, onto the Shrine Pass dirt road (FSR 709). Follow this easy road 2.3 miles to just past the indistinct Shrine Pass summit and forest boundary. The trailhead is on the left near the gravel driveway for the Shrine Mountain Inn.
    page created by HAZ_Hikebot on Mar 10 2010 12:28 am
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