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Rabbit Ears Peak

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (9)

An enjoyable hike to a well-known CO summit.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

10,477' 3,194 m

High

9,576' 2,919 m

Low

908' 277 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.0 from 9 votes

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Photos

The Rabbit Ears
Feb 18, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
Hiking up the final vertical near the top!
Jul 15, 2019 near Steambo…, CO
View from near the top.
Sep 6, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Looking at Rabbit Ears Peak.
Sep 6, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Approximately one mile into the ascent.
Sep 3, 2020 near Steambo…, CO

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Jun 10, 2021
tom welborn
We started before the normal trailhead. 7.2mi — 4h 30m
Sep 6, 2020
Kerry Veith
Sep 5, 2020
Andrew S
Great hike along a 4 wheel drive road. very steep at the end, but fairly gentle incline overall. The trail is mostly through open meadow's, and h…
Sep 2, 2020
Tim Gillen
5.5mi — 2h 53m
Aug 1, 2020
Kayla Knoll
Jul 18, 2020
Sandra G
Aug 25, 2019
Rachel Pierstorff
7mi
Jul 13, 2019
buzzlightbeer
2.7mi — 2h 30m