Boulder, CO: Rabbit Mountain: Little Thompson Overlook Trail

Inspiring views of Big Thompson Valley await at the north end of this trail
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Inspiring views of Big Thompson Valley await at the north end of this trail

Rabbit Mountain is part of Boulder County Open Space. This 3 mile hike goes up for about half a mile, then turns left onto the Little Thompson Overlook Trail. It's very well maintained making for an easy hike or trail run. On sunny days be prepared for heat since there is no shade along the trail. Mapped by Genny Fullerton

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 2.3

Waypoints

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Location: 40.2464938, -105.2244329

View looking north from the parking area

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Location: 40.2496681, -105.2180786

Stay to the left and head uphill on a wide trail.

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Location: 40.2534595, -105.2189827

Look back downhill to catch the view of Rabbit Mountain

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Location: 40.246685, -105.2236328

To begin take the trail on the left and head up the gentle slope

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Location: 40.2465057, -105.2206497

Trail turns left around the first of a few gentle switchbacks

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Location: 40.260632, -105.220356

The trail ends with a bench to rest on. Return the way you came.

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Location: 40.2611232, -105.2202272

Beautiful views from the end of the trail

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Location: 40.2511668, -105.2178669

Notice the cliffs in the east. They say Golden Eagles live here.

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Location: 40.2608285, -105.2198839

Seating area

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Location: 40.24963, -105.2180862

At the signpost go left on the Little Thompson Overlook Trail

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Location: 40.2478586, -105.2193689

View of the trail ahead

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Location: 40.2468759, -105.221386

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Location: 40.2552643, -105.2200394

Pause at the top before continuing north along the hillside to the end of the trail.