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Trail entry point starting where Lehigh and Lafayette streets intersect (Google Map search 1903 Lehigh Street Boulder) with parking along the street.
Please check for temporary or seasonal closures or advisories.
There is no sanctioned OSMP parking lot for the Shanahan area. Parking is permitted on public streets such as Bear Mountain Drive, south of Wildwood; and along Lehigh Street. This is an access point, not a trailhead.
Shanahan Trail can be taken to either the North Fork or South Fork of the Shanahan through ponderosa pine savannah. Both trails intersect with the Mesa Trail. Bear Canyon Trail also accesses the Mesa Trail through the NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) property.
No facilities available.
No picnic facilities.
No bicycles are allowed in this area.
Dog control requirements vary from trail to trail, so carefully watch for dog regulation signs at trailheads and trail intersections, and check the Dog Regulations by Area page before your trip. On most OSMP trails in this area, dogs must be on a hand-held leash at all times unless they meet the voice and sight control standard and display a City of Boulder Voice and Sight tag. Dog excrement removal is required by law. A dog station is available to aid in the collection of dog excrement.
Horses are allowed on all trails. On-trail riding is encouraged to protect rare plants and wildlife habitat.
Black bears and mountain lions occur in this area. Mule deer, coyotes and porcupines also inhabit the area. Abert's squirrels can be found along with numerous raptors, including the endangered peregrine falcon.
Before You Go
Please know OSMP rules and regulations.
Please study our six Leave No Trace" Principles to protect the land.
Dog owners: see our special dog page.
Hikers and climbers: Please be aware of all area closures.
Mountain bikers: Follow this link for trails where you can bike.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 09:04