Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
There are a couple sections of loose, rocky footing along the beginning part of the trail. In the summer, there is little shade and it can be quite dusty and dry.
Bear left at the junction of the Eagle Wind Trail
onto the Little Thompson Overlook Trail
. This trail contours north along a steep faced hogback. The terrain is quite rocky as it ascends to an overlook, which reveals views off to the north and the plains to the east and the Little Thompson River in the valley below. There are two benches placed strategically to capture the best views from this trail and the hillside meadows are full of wildflowers here in early summer.
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.