Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rabbit Mountain Open Space Park hike

Susan and I are always looking for new places to hike, especially in the early spring when there's still so much snow in Rocky. We've driven by the Highway 66 turnoff for Boulder County's Rabbit Mountain Open Space Park many times, but had no idea what was back there.

It was a warm day and some parts of the trails were pretty muddy.

We hiked pretty much all of the trails in the Park and enjoyed the scenery to the east, toward Boulder, and the views of Divide, Longs/Meeker, and Indian Peaks. We had hoped to see some raptors as there are a couple of areas of the Open Space that were closed from Feb-Jul for raptor nesting, but we didn't see anything except a raven. Susan read somewhere that there is nesting bald eagle pair on Rabbit Mountain, but we didn't see a nest or any eagles.

Here are some photos we took, including a couple of panoramas I stitched together.

And here's a GPS track log/map of the hike/area.

View Rabbit Mountain Open Space Park in a larger map

1 comment:

Susan said...

This is also a popular area for walking dogs and mountain biking. There are rest rooms and picnic tables near the parking lot, too.