Shanahan Ridge Trail

Quick Info

Distance:
4.3 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Boulder
Elevation Climb:
807 ft.
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3.5
Distance:
4.3 Miles
Route Type:
Loop
Nearest Town:
Boulder
Elevation Climb:
807 ft.
Difficulty Rating:
Approachable
View Rating:
3.5
Every once in a while I find myself on a hike that has a bit of a “northeast” feel and this one definitely had moments like that as you’re walking through the trees and the green. But then you get a glimpse of the Flatirons and you’re reminded you’re right here in beautiful Colorado!

This trail starts right in the middle of a (gorgeous) neighborhood then winds along the base of the Flatirons, next to a Cattle Ranch before you’re back in the neighborhood. It’s very well marked, with trail signs at every fork you encounter, but we stilled pulled out AllTrails a few times in order to make sure we were going in the right direction. The reality is there are several different routes you could take and our 4 mile loop was perfect for a quick afternoon hike.

The trail is a mix of completely in the trees with some shade, to views that open up of the Flatirons and valley below. Dogs are allowed on leash!

Trail Location

Bluffs Regional Park

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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Kylie Bearse

Kylie Bearse

When I’m not exploring the trails, I’m a Meteorologist! You can see me every weekday morning on Fox31 KDVR from 4:30-10am! Have a weather question? Don’t hesitate to ask!

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