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It is truly amazing what can be found around the next corner with a little bit of dedication and exploring. Shangri-La is the result of local activists taking initiative and scouting for new areas. Found and equipped by Ben Schmitt in 2008, this area offers a little something for everyone. Every route has been put up with the highest quality gear and with the intention of being a secluded, tranquil, and special place for all those who visit.

You will find no trouble camping here with no fees or access issues. The classic route for this areas is Fight or Flight.

Getting There

The following is verbatim from Ben's book: approach as for Heaven's Gate, but instead of turning right on FS 244A, continue on FS 244 which turns into a steep 4WD trail that leads to a meadow. Head through the gate, and take your first right onto FS 245. Continue on this for about 1.3 miles to park in a small aspen grove. From here, walk west down the ravine, turn right to hug the hillside after about 300 feet, and the cliff will be visible on your right.

Per Steve Johnson 1: new directions numbers have changed. Go to FS Rd 244 turn left onto 244A. The next turn is left or straight onto 244D. Then go left or straight onto 242. Once on 242, go through the gate and first right onto 245. Go 1.3 miles on the 4x4 road, and park next to the aspen grove with a lot of dead trees. Hike down the ravine until you see the rocks on the right approximately 1/4 mile. Hug the rocks for about 300 feet, look for the amazingly huge tree, and you are there.

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Steve Johnson 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Steve Johnson 1   Colorado Springs, Colorado
New directions numbers have changed. Go to FS Rd 244 turn left onto 244a. The next turn is left or straight onto 244d. Then go left or straight onto 242. Once on 242, go through the gate and first right onto 245. Go 1.3 miles on the 4x4 road, and park next to the aspen grove with a lot of dead trees. Hike down the ravine until you see the rocks on the right approximately 1/4 mile. Hug the rocks for about 300 feet, look for the amazingly huge tree, and you are there. Oct 3, 2018

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