East Shore Trailhead


Parking for approximately 15 vehicles is available. No other on-site amenities. Trailhead provides access to Rocky Mountain National Park 0.8 mile from Trailhead.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 24 hours
Rentals & Guides: Yes.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Arapaho Nat'l Recreation Area use fee required. $5 daily fee. Annual passes available.
Permit Info: Valid recreation pass must be displayed on vehicle.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Bicycles and pets prohibited on trails in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Closest Towns: Grand Lake, Colorado
Water: None
Restroom: None
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Enter the town of Grand Lake and follow signs for Hilltop and then take Jericho Road to the trailhead.

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

From the town of Grand Lake, CO, follow signs from the US Post Office to the Hilltop Boat Ramp and then continue on Jericho Road to the trailhead. This accesses the East Shore Trail through a 1/2 mile section of the Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) and then continues into Rocky Mountain National Park along the east side of Shadow Mountain Reservoir. The trail terminus is south at the Shadow Mountain Dam in the ANRA. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are allowed in much of the Sulphur Ranger District. Contact the Sulphur Ranger District Office for more information at (970) 887-4100, 9 Ten Mile Drive, Granby, CO.
Nearby ResortsOne accesses the trailhead from the town of Grand Lake, CO.
Warming SheltersNone
Base ConditionsSnow must be at least 6" deep before snowmobiling is allowed. Natural resources must not be damaged.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult



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