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Eagle Wind

Intermediate
 3.6 (34)

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


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Map Key

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 Unknown

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Leashed dogs allowed.

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

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 34 votes

#804

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  3.6 from 34 votes
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#198

in Colorado

#804

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Photos

Abundant wildflowers along the trail in early summer
Jun 3, 2016 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
Nice rock formations through the pine trees
Nov 17, 2017 near Lyons, CO
Views siouth down the front range foothills
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO
Good views of the high peaks in the west
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO
Snowy peaks in the distance from this well-placed bench
Jun 3, 2016 near Lyons, CO

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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
May 12, 2020
Tony Ross
Apr 25, 2020
James Patterson
First ride Trek Fuel EX5 5.1mi — 1h 27m
Apr 6, 2020
Danny Barnett