Rabbits Ear Mesa Trail

EASY 15 reviews

Rabbits Ear Mesa Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mack, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
853 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

TAKE RABBIT VALLEY EXIT FROM I-70. HEAD SOUTH, GO THRU PARKING LOT AND ROAD WILL FORK TO LEFT. FOLLOW FOR APPROX. 4 MILES. TRAIL HEAD PARKING LOT WILL BE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE OF ROAD.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. Weather was mid 60s and warm in the sun. Welcome breeze on the ridges. This is an easy to moderate hike with no edges which is very important to me.
Started at around 12:00 and finished at 3:00
The views are stunning! Love the bright greens in the springtime and there were flowers starting to show. I highly recommend this hike - preferably in the spring and fall and not on too windy of a day.
Hardly anyone else on the trail so it is nice and quiet.

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11 months ago

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Excellent hike with amazing views of the Colorado River and surrounding mesas and mountains. Only saw one other group on the trail. Access roads are gravel and dirt but are easily passable in a normal car. I hike relatively quickly and the hike took 3 hours, 15 minutes so I would allow for up to 4 hours if you take time along the river side to stop (which is well worth it).

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

This is a great hike near Grand Junction, CO. We stopped here for a hike on the way to Utah and the general Moab area. To get the best of this hike you need to climb the 1000 ft. to the top of the rim above the Colorado River. Take the trail to the West at the junction of the loop trail that is 1 hour into the hike. This is the easiest way to get to the top. Due to the incline and 4 hour trip, my wife would say that this is more moderate than easy, but a great hike for all. Young children (under 8) are not likely to make the full journey.

hiking
Monday, May 29, 2017

This is a great hike near Grand Junction, CO. We stopped here for a hike on the way to Utah and the general Moab area. To get the best of this hike you need to climb the 1000 ft. to the top of the rim above the Colorado River. Take the trail to the West at the junction of the loop trail that is 1 hour into the hike. This is the easiest way to get to the top. Due to the incline and 4 hour trip, my wife would say that this is more moderate than easy, but a great hike for all. Young children (under 8) are not likely to make the full journey.

Friday, February 24, 2017

great views of the Colorado River

hiking
Thursday, March 05, 2015

GREAT TRAIL. VIEW WAS AWESOME. CLIMB IS A PRETTY GOOD ONE FOR THOSE OF US THAT OUR SHAPE IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. MY GPS CLOCKED JUST A HAIR PAST 7 MILES FROM CAR, UP AROUND THE LOOP AND BACK DOWN. HAD LUNCH AT TOP, RIGHT AT THE 3.5 MILE MARK. VIEW NORTH DESERT ALL THE WAY AROUND SOUTH TO THE LA SALS. TOP OF TRAIL IS MILD AND RELAXING. DID NOT SEE ANYTHING THAT SAID NO DOGS, SO THE LAB WENT WITH ME. DID SEE A NO BIKES SIGN.

hiking
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pretty remote, don't forget water. Once on the mesa was just a nice stroll, getting up and down was the beast. http://goo.gl/maps/F1Ep3

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