Rabbit Ears Peak Trail

HARD 93 reviews

Rabbit Ears Peak Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Walden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.4 miles
1,030 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


cross country skiing


nature trips



wild flowers


15 days ago

18 days ago

This is a fantastic trail! Wild flowers were beautiful! Even though trail is mostly a road bed, there’s loose dirt as you reach the top so I’d recommend wearing hiking boots. Pretty steep climb as you near the top but worth the effort!

off road driving
2 months ago

Trail to the top was open to off road vehicles and we drove a 2014 Jeep GC Overland almost the entire way to the trails end. Taking the lifted JK next time. The trail was fun and had some great views.

2 months ago

Awesome wildflower Hike to Rabbit Ears Peak
The last 300 feet is straight up but will worth the views!
It is a Jeep Road and some do use vehicles to reach the Peak but so worth walking among the meadows of wildflowers over 80 species of wild flowers.

2 months ago

Wonderful meadows with wild flowers. Several steep climbs at the end. Need bug spray and lots of water. Great views along the way and spectacular from the top.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Nice trail ... good workout. For the 2nd year in a row we managed to be on the trail picked for the 100mi marathon run. Lots of nice folks in the run. Wildlife included a nice sage grouse, deer, eagle and hawks. Smoke was clearing, so visibility was greatly improved.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Easy to walk up except for the lose dirt road that makes you slide around and the altitude jump at the end. Spectacular view at the top.

trail running
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Hard? Yes and no. There are a few seriously steep parts that I needed to rest on the way up and shuffle sideways to go down. The trail is all dirt road. There are a few spots to camp up there if you don't mind foot traffic in your tiny spot. definitely sunny and dusty. The rock was cool; the view not as spectacular as others but still worth it. Reviewed by MI flatlander.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Great hike. Moderate hike imo. Very sunny, not a whole lot of shade so bring sunscreen! Beautiful views!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This walk is hard to beat. Absolutely beautiful. I'm 71 and loved every minute of the walk. Only wildlife we saw were birds, chipmunks and butterflies.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Absolutely beautiful!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

AWESOME hike!! Wildflowers were BEAUTIFUL!! You should be in good shape to do this hike and shoes with soles that grip- like hiking shoes recommended. Take water/ snacks/rain jacket- always be prepared for weather. A small rain cloud formed on a day with 0% chance of rain- well there was a little rain.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Easy hike if you're in decent shape. Great view at the top after 20ft scramble.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Beautiful trail. Starts easy and gets significantly more difficult by the end of the trail.

Note: the trail can be shared by ATV's and other vehicles as well. We didn't see any, but there are tracks all the way up the trail.

Monday, July 17, 2017

We hiked this 6 days ago. This trail is moderate imo. The steep parts are not too long. Start early to avoid overheating. There are some shady spots, but much of it is open. The flowers are stunning. Expect dogs and 4 wheelers.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Good views from the top sun cleared up, if you are acclimated to the elevation it's not hard except the very end.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pretty once you get to the top, very hot and exposed, but overall a good hike!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Great trail. I tracked 2.9 miles to the base of the "ears". It is a continuous uphill hike with the last half mile very steep. If you are overweight and not used to 10,000' elevation, this is not the place for you. Otherwise, great hike!!!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Still a good amount of snow on the north-facing portions, and blustery at the top, but a great hike overall.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great trail. Still snow for more than half of the trek in early June. Beautiful views! A must do.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Great views! Love being able to take the dogs up with me.

Tried to 4x4 up the road, had to stop, and hike the rest. It was absolutely beautiful.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Our 1st mountain hike, trail well maintained & outstanding views!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Great hike with beautiful views and wildflowers along the path. We saw a herd of sheep and lots of chipmunks. The last part of the hike is steep, but manageable. There was a problem with the location where the alltrails app placed the trailhead- it showed as just short of the peak.

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Great hike! Moose, Moose and calf, humming birds and bees on the flowers, and chipmunks galore.
Hiked it with my 10 and 12 year old boys, all the way to the top. I would definitely rate it as moderate. It is very steep in areas. NOTE: don't let the small part of scrambling at the top keep you from the ears. You scramble about 5-7 feet up and then have a flat path to the edge of the ears. My 10 yr old lead the way! Amazing views in all directions!!

horseback riding
Monday, July 25, 2016


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

I found this to be a fairly easy hike I could see how some would say moderate.. It is steep in a few spots and loose rock. We saw lots of beautiful wild flowers. I expected it to be a packed hike, but it wasn't too bad. It was great to see a few family's out and about in nature. The Views are gorgeous and definitely worth it... I can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

This would be rated as moderate. That's what locals seem to classify it. Beautiful views, however. Definitely worth it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Rated easy but should be moderate.
Uphill the last 1/2 mile.
Spectacular views.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Beautiful! Climbed up between the rocks for breathtaking views

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A little misleading, I was 6.3 miles out and back from the parking lot. Not exactly an "easy" hike, but only in a couple of steep, slippery slopes. Would definitely do it again!

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