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Little Thompson Overlook Trail

 5 votes

1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers

 

95% 

Runnable

Singletrack

148' 45 m

Ascent

-85' -26 m

Descent

5,857' 1,785 m

High

5,723' 1,745 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Unknown

Update

A slightly rocky out and back to a nice overlook.

Kristen Arendt

Overview

Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

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.

Description

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.

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Jun 6, 2017
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