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2.7 mile 4.4 kilometer point to point
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Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 908' 277 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 10,477' 3,194 m
Low: 9,576' 2,919 m

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Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 28% (16°)

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An enjoyable hike to a well-known CO summit.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Although the nearby pass and this peak were named after the rock formation at the top of this trail, it no longer truly resembles "Rabbit Ears." Over time this volcanic plug has eroded, looking more like any other Colorado rock formation.

Regardless, this peak is still easily recognizable, and is still a sought after, easy to access summit. Due to its accessibility, Rabbit Ears Peak proves a perfect day trip for hikers of any ability level.

The hike itself starts as a very easy stroll through a beautiful wildflower meadow. The last quarter mile of the hike, however, can prove a difficult challenge to some as it's essentially a rock scramble. Be careful approaching the summit as the rock is quite loose in places.

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Sep 15, 2018
Andy Baird
Aug 11, 2018
Brooke N
Beautiful hike with that last .1 of a mile being the only big “push” I had an older dog w/ me so we took it slow but you could easily do it faster.… 2.7mi
Sep 17, 2017
Nathan S
steps 22000
Jul 23, 2017
Jessie Hascall
Jul 18, 2017
Noah Meyer
2.7mi
Nov 5, 2016
Bobby Fenwick
2.7mi
Aug 21, 2015
Chris K

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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