Eagle Wind Trail

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Eagle wind is a nice 4 mile intermediate trail at Rabbit Mountain Open Space Park. It's got a little bit of everything: easy switchbacks, rocky sections and some great turns. It’s also well marked so you won’t get lost. It's short, but has good elevation gain without ever getting too steep. Most of the trail is single track with only short sections of dirt/fire road. If you are looking for a great ride to practice your skills and get more comfortable riding on the kind of trails we have here in Boulder County, look no further!

Early season note: This is often one of the first Boulder County trail systems to dry out, so early season it may be the only place to ride when the other trails are wet and all mud.

The trail starts out going up some great intermediate single track. Beginner’s option: if this is too difficult ride across the flats with some great views of prairie dogs and turn left up the dirt road and ride it up a steep hill about 4/10th of a mile to the trail junction. At the Eagle Wind sign turn right to do the lollypop. or turn left to go down some sweet single track back to the trail head.

After you reached the top of the trail about 0.5 miles if you go straight you will be on the Little Thompson Trail, so go right to stay on Eagle Wind. You will cross the road the beginners took to get to the trail. After going a 0.5 mile you will reach the loop. This trail is fun in either direction. The loop has no major changes in elevation and just a few technical sections. After completing the loop it’s all down hill enjoy.

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3.5 mi.
650 ft.


what a difference a day can make PERFECT, go out and ride it

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

rode yesterday...two short sections of mud/soft trail on the north side

Rode it yesterday. The East (first section, traveled clock-wise) side of Eagle Wind has some mud and ice, but the West side is totally dry.

from RangerDMorris via Twitter: Rabbit Mtn - A few muddy sections on the North side of the Eagle Wind Loop, otherwise drying out nicely https://twitter.com/#!/RangerDMorris/status/175681655506350081/photo/1

Good riding if you can get out before it heats up. West side of loop is 98% dry. East side still has quite a few snow and mud spots. Go early or hit the west side half way and backtrack.

FAIR + or GOOD - Rabbit Mountain in pretty good shape, some icy/mushy spots on the north side of Eagle Wind, but very runnable. It's a much better choice than hall ranch.

Rabbit Mountain in pretty good shape, some icy/mushy spots on the north side of Eagle Wind, but very runnable. It should be good to go by Sunday

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

via Twitter #boco_trails: Rabbit Mountain in pretty good shape, some icy/mushy spots on the north side of Eagle Wind, but very runnable.

Don't go there! Let the trails dry!

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

12/29 - Crappy snowy slushy muddy crap with some more crap. This is your worst nightmare coming true. Don't ride here!

No, you're not going to go all supernatural and above the mud, or split the slush like Moses did the Red Sea. Trust me, I've tried. Get out the XC skis and go to Brainard or go climbing at the gym or just look surly and drink something off your top shelf, but please don't ride this - at least until the new year.

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