The view of the Mountains this day was a little hazy, so they are not as clear as some days.

The view of the Mountains this day was a little hazy, so they are not as clear as some days.

Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists.

Snowy trails

Snowy trails

I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then east to the cities.

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A great place to walk your dog

A great place to walk your dog

Rabbit Mountain is great for families, a scenic run, a fun dog walk. The best times of year are winter, late spring, and early summer. The park has some interesting geologic formations and a bounty of wildflowers in spring.

Be aware that the trails can be muddy, especially on those warm sunny winter days.

Check out Boulder County Parks and Open Space for more information on the park.

Lizzie works as a seasonal for City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, spending her days among the flora and fauna of Boulder both on and off the job. When it comes to knowing what to do and whats going on in the numerous open spaces around Boulder, Lizzie is your girl. After graduating from the University of Texas with a Geography: Environmental Resource Management degree, she came to Salida, CO to work in the San Juan National Forest and surrounding areas on a trail crew. Previously she has worked for Boulder County Parks and Open Space, other trail crews, and as an environmental educator. She has a passion for spreading environmental knowledge and bringing nature straight to the people.