Shadow Mountain Lookout
Don’t forget your camera on this one — the panoramic view from the historic lookout tower is tremendous. The hike to Shadow Mountain Lookout takes you along the eastern edge of Shadow Mountain Lake, before ascending to the lookout tower. Be on the lookout for ospreys fishing in the lake. The vistas from the tower are truly special, so bring along your camera! The lookout lies within Rocky Mountain National Park, but no entrance fee is required for this trail. The stoutly-constructed fire lookout was completely restored over two summers of work in 1994-1996. One of four built in the Park by the depression-era CCC, it remained in use until 1968. It is now being considered for placement on the National Historic Lookout Register.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,113 ft|
|Duration||115 minutes up, 97 minutes down|
|Season||Early May to late October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,400 ft|
|Top Elevation||9,923 ft|
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