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Shootin' Star Trail is 1.4 miles long one way and gains 80' in elevation. This trail is rated moderate by the National Park Service.

This trail follows an old logging road and leaves the meadows to travel through the Ponderosa Pine forest. It was named after the nearby Shootin' Star Ranch. Look for signs of former agricultural activity along this trail. The trail is 1.4 miles one way and connects with Lower Twin Rock Road , Hornbeck Wildlife Loop and Twin Rock Trail.

Directions: From Florissant, Traveling west on Highway 24, you'll come to a junction with State Road 1 in Florissant. Turn left on to 1 and travel 2.5 miles to the road that leads to the Florissant National Monument Visitors Center.

Elevation: 8,480 feet

Ending Elevation: 8,400 feet

Elevation Gain: 80 feet

Distance: 1.4 miles

Usage: Heavy in Summer

Difficulty: Moderate

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

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