Little Thompson Overlook Trail
This area was tropical lowland covered by rivers, swamps, and lagoons 140 million years ago. Dinosaurs and other reptiles wandered through the lush vegetation. In more recent history, Native Americans lived in this area for at least 5000 years. Eventually, battles were lost and treaties were signed and broken, and the Arapaho and Cheyenne were permanently removed from their lands by 1867; today their descendants live on reservations in Wyoming and Oklahoma. Rabbit Mountain offers a variety of family-friendly trails that feature sweeping views of the plains, foothills, mountains, and hogback. There is some shade, but most of the ponderosa pine trees are scattered and not large; these trails are better on cool days, or in the spring and fall or even winter, unless you start early and avoid the midday heat. Rolling Little Thompson Trail has a nice perch for a hogback and foothills view. If you’d like a moderate day, combine this trail with the Eagle Wind Trail.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||500 ft|
|Skill Level||Easy to moderate|
|Trailhead Elevation||5,490 ft|
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