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Eagle Wind Trail

 3.5 (6)

Length


3.1 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


385' 117 m

Ascent

-98' -30 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

5,847' 1,782 m

High

5,520' 1,682 m

Low

Shared By Kristen Arendt

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A short lollipop with some nice views that you can hike any time of the year.

Kristen Arendt

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Head northeast out of the parking area on a short, steep trail until you hit the Little Thompson Overlook Trail split at about 1/2 mile. Turn right and cross the Indian Mesa Trail to continue on the Eagle Wind Trail.

Ascend another 1/2 mile on varying smooth and rocky singletrack. When you come to the Eagle Wind Loop, you can choose to hike in either direction. You'll head through pleasant wildflower-covered meadows. Along the way, there are benches and interpretive signs explaining the flora, fauna and history of the area.

The trail levels out a bit on top of the mesa and offers views of the Front Range, Continental Divide, and Eastern Plains. There is a brief section with views of Meeker, Longs, and the Twin Sisters Mountains.

Flora & Fauna

Mule deer and coyotes. Birds such as magpies, meadowlarks, robins, bluebirds, sparrows, wrens, and hawks. Rattlesnakes in the summer.

A great variety of plants with the highlights being prickly poppies, locoweed, asters, larkspur, coral bells, and sage. Some ponderosa pine and juniper up on the hillside.

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Check-Ins

Apr 2, 2018
Skyler Fox
Mar 4, 2018
Rich Sar
Feb 18, 2018
Julie Aynes
First time back to hiking with Tom 4.6mi
Sep 22, 2017
Gillian Scarborough
Went off trail to get to the top of rabbit mountain
Jan 28, 2017
Matt Byerly
Hiked with Gwen today
Jan 8, 2017
Dana Pearson
Aug 14, 2016
John Armstrong
Aug 12, 2016
Joseph LaFave

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  3.5 from 6 votes

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