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Angel Of Shavano Trailhead

Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)

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General Description

Angel of Shavano Trailhead is located 10 miles northwest of Poncha Springs. It serves as an access point for the Colorado Trail. The Angel of Shavano Campground is located across County Road 240 from the trailhead. Campers may use the trailhead for access to the Colorado Trail and the Mt. Shavano Trail.

Directions from Poncha Springs: Drive west on Highway 50 for 6 miles to County Road 240. Travel north on 240 for 4 miles to the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .

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Filed By: Rett Stook
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Report: The Colorado Trail can be followed either north or south from this trailhead. Both options start out with long climbs that can be technically difficult in places, but offer the reward of excellent singletrack through pine and aspen groves. The trail to the north is probably technically easier and a quicker climb. Miles of jeep roads are also accessible from this trailhead by continuing to follow CR 240.
Conditions: There will be snow in the winter.
Water Availability: Water is available from numerous streams. Filtering or treating is recommended.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking Angel Of Shavano Trailhead
ICON Backpacking Angel of Shavano Trailhead - Colorado Trail
ICON Family Camping Angel of Shavano Trailhead - Angel of Shavano Campground
ICON Backcountry Traveling Angel of Shavano Trailhead
ICON Hiking & Walking Angel of Shavano Trailhead
ICON Horseback Riding Angel of Shavano Trailhead
ICON Mountain Biking Angel of Shavano Trailhead
ICON Snowshoeing Angel of Shavano Trailhead

Related Activities
Angel Of Shavano Campground - Angel of Shavano Campground is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies at an elevation of 9200'. A variety of recreation opportunities are available from this site.

Angel Of Shavano Group Site - The Angel of Shavano Group Camp and Picnic Site is located within the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This site has the capacity to house 100 people. Reservations are required.

Colorado Trail (Chalk Creek to Highway 50) - Segment 14 of the Colorado Trail extends 20 miles south from Chalk Creek Road to Highway 50 west of Maysville. This portion of the trail is open to foot, horse and bike traffic.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box P, South US 24 , Buena Vista, CO, 81211, Phone: 719-395-6612


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