Rabbit Mountain

Lyons, Colorado 80540

Rabbit Mountain

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"This fantastic hike offers expansive views of the northern foothills, east to the plains, and west to the Indians Peaks, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the Continental Divide. This hike takes you through stands of ponderosas and open meadows filled with cacti, yuccas, and wildflowers. Wildlife is abundant and can be seen year-round.

From the parking area reach the kiosk, grab a brochure, and take the Eagle Wind Trail east. The trail cuts across a hill on two switchbacks, travels through a recent burn area, and climbs to a junction with the Little Thompson Overlook Trail at the 0.5-mile mark. Go right at the trail junction across the service road and head south. There are great views of the Flatirons to the south and Mount Meeker (13,911 feet) and Longs Peak (14,255 feet) to the west. At around the 0.9-mile mark you reach a bench on the left side of the trail, facing west. This is a good spot to take a break and enjoy expansive views to the west and the Continental Divide."

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Run The Rockies: Classic Trail Runs in Colorado's Front Range (Colorado Mountain Club Press)
Steven Bragg
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"The trail provides another excellent introduction to the sport. Although the trail can be rocky, it still is a pleasant area for a run. The views along the front range are absolutely superb, so be sure to take a rest and enjoy a few of them. Grade: An easy four degree angle of ascent. However, the footing can be rocky. A fall onto the sharp rocks that litter numerous sections of this trail could cause serious injuries." Read more

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Another "old standby" hike of mine that I can take my dog to. Hardly any cover, so best done in the morning during summer. You can take the trail up a rocky cropping to Little Thompson Overlook, or cross over and do the loop (longer), or pass both of those and take the access road to the last trail which deadends at private property. All but the last are VERY rocky throughout. Easy with a couple spots of moderate in difficulty. Takes an hour to do the overlook and 1+40 for the loop.
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This is a very nice area. I took my two dogs and 3 nephews (ages 10, and 4). The boys said "Wow! Look!" as we came over the ridge to see the vally an view of the Flatirons. It was windy today but we bundles up and enjoyed the sunny day outside. We plan to come back soon.

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Trail Information

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2 to 3 hours
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Dec 2018