Eagle Wind Trail

 3 votes

3.1 Miles 4.9 Kilometers

 

97% 

Runnable

Singletrack

385' 117 m

Ascent

-98' -30 m

Descent

5,847' 1,782 m

High

5,520' 1,682 m

Low

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Unknown

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

Kristen Arendt

Overview

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

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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