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Rabbit Ears Peak

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (11)

An enjoyable run to a well-known CO summit.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

89%

Runnable

10,477' 3,194 m

High

9,576' 2,919 m

Low

908' 277 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Although the nearby pass and this peak were named after the rock formation at the top of this trail, it no longer truly resembles "Rabbit Ears." Over time this volcanic plug has eroded, looking more like any other Colorado rock formation.

Regardless, this peak is still easily recognizable, and is still a sought after, easy to access summit. Due to its accessibility, Rabbit Ears Peak proves a perfect day trip for runners of any ability level.

The run itself starts as a very easy stroll through a beautiful wildflower meadow. The last quarter mile of the run, however, can prove a difficult challenge to some as it's essentially a rock scramble. Be careful approaching the summit as the rock is quite loose in places.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  4.0 from 11 votes

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#656

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#8,195

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Photos

The Rabbit Ears
Feb 18, 2015 near Steambo…, CO
View from near the top.
Sep 6, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Looking at Rabbit Ears Peak.
Sep 6, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Approximately one mile into the ascent.
Sep 3, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
Hiking up the final vertical near the top!
Jul 15, 2019 near Steambo…, CO

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