Rabbit Mountain

Picnic shelter at Rabbit Mountain Park
Yucca and Mountain View
Yucca and Mountain View

Ron Stewart Preserve Overview

Rabbit Mountain park is tucked along the Northern Front Range within the towering view of Longs peak and Sisters Peak. The park itself is lite on the amount of hiking trails available, but the surrounding scenery is fantastic. There are several large covered picnic areas, and some restrooms available. With a decent sized parking lot and a fairly distributed portion of visitors throughout the week, this park is not overly crowded generally speaking.

6.2 Miles of Trails

Park Details:

  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Centaurs Equestrians
  • Dogs are allowed on a leash
  • Minotaurs guard the nearby dwarven mining operation
  • Lots of parking
  • Foul smelling restrooms
  • Open Sunrise to Sunset
  • Picnicking
  • Hunting is not allowed
  • Weapons are not permitted
  • Camping is not allowed
  • Drinking or drug use are prohibited
  • No entrance fees

Emergency contacts:

Boulder County Ranger District @ (303) 541-2500

Boulder Parks and Open Space @ (303) 678-6200

If the event is life threatening dial 911

Quick Reference Map

Free downloadable maps are available from Boulder County Parks. You can also use the GPX files to help plan your next adventure in the Rocky Mountains. 

Eagle Wind Trail

Difficulty Rank 4 (Easy)
Views Rank7
Distance Rank2.9 Miles
Time Needed75 Minutes

Eagle wind Trail Details:

  • Connecting trails:Indian Mesa Trail and Little Thompson Overlook trail
  • Rocky trail
  • Mild elevation change

Trailhead:S – Indian Mesa trail | R- Eagle Wind trail

Eagle wind Trail Highlights:

  • Amazing views of the Northern Front Range
  • Views of a large scale Dwarven mining operation
  • Views of Twin sisters Peak, Longs Peak, and Lion head peak amongst others.

Review of Eagle Wind trail

This is my favorite hike in the park, the Eagle Wind trail forms a two and a half mile loop hike with outstanding views of plains and towering mountain peaks to the west. All in all hiking the small section to get to the loop you will  have a 3 mile hike in before you have finished the trail. The pine and juniper forest is unique and you will surely admire the wildflowers if you are visiting in the spring. There is not a lot of elevation change on the hike, but there is a fair bit of exposure as you weave in and out of the forest.

Rock cliff views at Rabbit Mountain Park
Rock cliff views at Rabbit Mountain Park

Indian Mesa Trail

Difficulty Rank3 (Easy)
Views Rank4
Distance Rank1.3 Miles
Time Needed32 Minutes

indian mesa tail Details:

  • Connecting trails: Eagle mesa trail and Little Thompson Trail

indian mesa Trail Highlights:

  • View of the Little Thompson valley

Review for indian mesa trail

This is more of an access road with no tree cover that is listed as a trail, than an actual hiking trail per say. The dirt road continues on well outside the park and would make for a great ride, but is not really worth talking about if you are hiking. The meadow views and views of the Little Thompson valley are great from this road/trail.

Little Thompson Trail

Difficulty Rank5 (Moderate)
Views Rank6
Distance Rank1.0 Miles
Time Needed25 Minutes

little thompson trail Details:

  • Connecting trails: Indian Mesa trail, Little Thompson trail and Eagle Mesa trail
  • No tree cover
  • Very rocky
  • Minor elevation change

Trailhead: S – Indian Mesa trail | L – Little Thompson Trail

little thompson Trail Highlights:

  • View of the Little Thompson valley

Review for little thompson trail

There is no tree cover to speak of on the Little Thompson Overlook trail, but there is an abundance of bushes and rocks flanking the Eastern and Western bounds of the trail. The Overlook offers a good view of the layered rock formation to the east and sweeping views of the valley that lies to the North of the trail. The trail is very rocky and would be a very rough ride on a mountain bike, and possibly detrimental to your tires.

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