Roadtrip to the Rockies: Ron Stewart Preserve

Trail(s): Indian Mesa Trail and Eagle Wind Trail
Location: Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain
Fees: Free
Website: Boulder County Open Space
Distance: 4 miles

The nice part about winter in Colorado is I can hike in the afternoon without the threat of a thunderstorm which is quite the opposite in the summer time.  As a result, I’ve been enjoying the fading light on my recent outings.

Today Maybel and I took a road trip to Ron Stewart Preserve at Rabbit Mountain which is part of Boulder, County Open Space.  The park located in the eastern most foothills of Boulder County boasts 6.2 miles of trails.

I started out following the gravel road on Indian Mesa Trail that rose to an intersection with Eagle Wind Trail.  The rocky terrain was easy to navigate as the elevation gain was minimal…around 350 feet.  The Eagle Wind Trail is a 2.5 lollipop loop that provides expansive views of the valley below and a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains beyond.

Countless hikers were out enjoying the warm weather prior to the incoming storm.  We shared the trail and eventually descended toward the parking lot as the sunset.  What a nice, peaceful outing!  ETB

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