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Eagle's Wing

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2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 738' 225 m
Descent: -343' -104 m
High: 5,735' 1,748 m
Low: 5,001' 1,524 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 34% (19°)

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Trail shared by Andrew Walters

A steep technical line to the highest point at Tabeguache (Lunch Loops) with a grand vista.

Andrew Walters

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From the intersection of Andy's Loop and Eagle's Tail, continue on the ridge where Eagle's Wing begins. Plenty of climbing will eventually lead you to the base of the hardest climb, bail out here on the Eagle's Connector Trail if you are already feeling worked. Grind up the next hill where you are greeted by amazing views of the Colorado National Monument, Book Cliffs, the Grand Mesa and Serpents Trail across the valley below.

Stay sharp and know that you have a couple of false summits before you get to the highest point. The trail tops out at a lone tree growing out of the bedrock looking down on Andy's Loop, the Echo Canyon Trail and The Ribbon. Get your downhill technical head on and start the descent over bulbous, rocky and loose trail. Follow the path of least resistance (avoiding the mountain bike only Free Lunch Trail that heads uphill at a junction) and bomb down the hill following signs for the Tabeguache Trail which will take you back to the parking lot.

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Soaking up the desert sun on the Eagle's Wing descent.
Jul 13, 2015 near Orchard…, CO
Eagle's Nest summit tree.
Jul 13, 2015 near Redlands, CO
Colorful Grand Junction, CO.
Jul 8, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Andy's down below.
Jul 8, 2019 near Orchard…, CO
Looking down on the trail.
Jul 8, 2019 near Orchard…, CO

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