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Eagle Wind

Intermediate
 3.5 (41)

A short lollipop with some technical climbing and fast, rocky descents.


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3.0

Miles

4.8

KM

Singletrack

5,852' 1,784 m

High

5,512' 1,680 m

Low

431' 131 m

Up

140' 43 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features Views

Leashed dogs allowed. Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain will be closed weekly, Monday through Wednesday, from Sept. 20, 2021 through Jan. 30, 2022 for elk hunting. Details: bouldercounty.org/open-spac…

Need to Know

Eagle Wind may be marked directional for all users, please follow the signs.

Description

Climb northeast out of the parking area on a short, steep trail with some fun little rock gardens until you hit the Little Thompson Overlook Trail split at about 1/2 mile. Turn right across the service road. (The service road offers a gentler option for the climb and descent for beginner riders.)

Climb another 1/2 mile on varying smooth and rocky singletrack. The preferred direction is generally to cruise clockwise on the loop. 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 on a service road with views of Meeker, Longs, and the Twin Sisters. Veer off the road and continue across the mesa.

At its furthest southeast point, the trail turns sharply back northwest. This section cruises through some heavier brush and short technical bits back to the beginning of the loop. Head back down the way you came (super fun, fast descent) or around the loop again if you're feeling good!

Contacts

Shared By:

Garrett Lodewyck with improvements by J.J. Millheiser and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  3.5 from 41 votes

#597

Overall
  3.5 from 41 votes
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Trail Rankings

#172

in Colorado

#597

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Photos

View if Indian Peaks and Longs Peak to the right from Eagle Wind trail at Rabbit Mountain.
Jul 1, 2021 near Lyons, CO
Abundant wildflowers along the trail in early summer
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO
Nice rock formations through the pine trees
Nov 17, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Take a rest on the bench here and enjoy the stunning views!  Or, just motor on past, because right after this is probably the most fun part of the Eagle Wind trail (heading clockwise).
Oct 24, 2014 near Lyons, CO
Typical section of Eagle Wind Trail.
Mar 7, 2021 near Lyons, CO
Several flower-filled meadows peek through the trees
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO

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Jun 21, 2021
Daniel R
One of the easier intermediate rides in the area. Most wildflowers are blooming now. Perfect time of the season to ride it.
Jun 20, 2021
Dylan Deeds
4mi — 1h 02m
Oct 8, 2020
Jason Hampton
Rabbit Mtn - Eagle Wind Trail Loop (counter-clockwise) 4.3mi
Aug 10, 2020
Mark Neff
From parking lot too loop
Jul 7, 2020
J Mo
Jun 6, 2020
Benjamin Armengolli
Technical and rocky ride! Don't let the mileage fool you. 5.8mi — 1h 00m
May 26, 2020
Yifan Liu
May 20, 2020
Zach Renshaw
First trail on new Specialized Pitch 4.9mi — 0h 56m