Rabbit Mountain Eagle Wind Trail

Longmont, Colorado 80503

Rabbit Mountain Eagle Wind Trail

Rabbit Mountain: Eagle Wind Trail Professional Guide

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"The Rabbit Mountain area was tropical lowland covered by rivers, swamps, and lagoons 140 million years ago. Dinosaurs and other reptiles wandered through the lush vegetation.

In more recent history, American Indians lived in this area for at least 5,000 years. Eventually, battles were lost and treaties were signed and broken, and the Arapaho and Cheyenne were permanently removed from their lands by 1867; today their descendants live on reservations in Wyoming and Oklahoma."

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Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder (Falcon Guides)
Sandy Heise and Maryann Gaug
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"With a little luck, you might see a golden eagle soaring above Rabbit Mountain, looking for a tasty lunch. The cli?s of Rabbit Mountain are one of the few places in Boulder County where the magni?cent birds still build their nests. The trail climbs through a variety of shrubs, grasses, and patches of ponderosa pine where Native Americans once lived and hunted. Views extend to Longs Peak and Mount Meeker, the Indian Peaks, Boulder’s foothills, and down along the southern Front Range. They include a panoramic view of the plains to the north, east, and south. Spring brings colorful wild?owers to this peaceful island in the sky." Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder (Menasha Ridge Press)
Kim Lipker
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"Rabbit Mountain is an excellent hike on an exposed plateau that offers views of the Colorado prairie and three amazing mountain ranges: Indian Peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Continental Divide. It’s easy enough for families, yet interesting enough for seasoned hikers." Read more

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Trail Information

Longmont
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4.3
Distance
380 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
5,490 feet
Trailhead Elevation
feet
Top Elevation
Rabbit Mountain, Boulder County Open Space
Local Contacts
Boulder County Open Space Rabbit Mountain; Latitude 40° Boulder County Trails
Local Maps

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Dec 2018