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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.

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For the Elevenmile Canyon area.

Weather station 4.2 miles from here

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