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Eagle Wind Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
97% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 385' 117 m
Descent: -98' -30 m
High: 5,847' 1,782 m
Low: 5,520' 1,682 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Kristen Arendt

A short lollipop with some nice views that you can run any time of the year.

Kristen Arendt

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Apart from the initial climb, the trail is rolling. The footing is a bit rocky in a few sections but nothing too technical to navigate.

Description

Head northeast out of the parking area on a short, steep trail until you hit the Little Thompson Overlook Trail split at about 1/2 mile. Turn right and cross the Indian Mesa Trail to continue on the Eagle Wind Trail.

Ascend another 1/2 mile on varying smooth and rocky singletrack. When you come to the Eagle Wind Loop, you can choose to run in either direction. You'll head through pleasant wildflower-covered meadows. Along the way, there are benches and interpretive signs explaining the flora, fauna and history of the area.

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 with views of Meeker, Longs, and the Twin Sisters Mountains.

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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May 26, 2019
Quintin Knudsen
Aug 10, 2016
Amir Erez

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