Little Thompson Overlook Trail

Rabbit Mtn Open space, Colorado
Elevation Gain341ft
Trailhead Elevation5,706ft
Elevation Min/Max5706/5885ft
Elevation Start/End5706/5706ft

Little Thompson Overlook Trail

Little Thompson Overlook Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is within Rabbit Mtn Open space. It is a mile long and begins at 5,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 341 feet. Near the end of the trail is a viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Eagle Wind Trail and Indian Mesa Trail.
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Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
"Rabbit Mountain whispers of the wild west. It is raw and scrubby and drenched in sunshine, inviting and aloof, plain and starkly beautiful. Once the winter refuge of Arapaho Indians, it now welcomes hikers and mountain bikers seeking a solitude that can only be found outside of the city—even an outdoorsy city like Boulder. The park straddles the interface between the high plains and the mountains, and while its steepness is born of the high country, the dry, high-desert scrub that dominates the flora along the Little Thompson Overlook Trail gives it more of a lowland feel. The overlook itself offers views down into the canyon carved by the Little Thompson River, and across the high plains to the north and east; on the return journey, the views are of the Front Range stretching away to the south, and occasional glimpses of the snowy peaks of the Continental Divide to the west. Watch for raptors overhead; the trails are subject to seasonal closures between February 1 and July 31 to protect nesting birds. Also, be aware that rattlesnakes are common here; they generally avoid contact with humans, and will only strike if cornered or threatened." Read more

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