Wednesday, April 26, 2023
This afternoon I headed out to the edge of Rabbit Valley on another After Work Adventure so I could hike hike around the rim of Rabbits Ear Mesa and enjoy the expansive views above the Colorado River and Ruby Canyon. I haven’t hiked the Rabbits Ear Trail since 2015 and was looking forward to returning since every time I drive by on I-70, which is pretty frequently, I think to myself that I should go back and hike it again. Of course, all throughout the day there were nice clouds in the sky, but as soon as I left work all the clouds cleared out, except for the ones that were above the Book Cliffs. Here are a couple snapshots I took during the hike.
Looking back across the Grand Valley to the Book Cliffs as I started up the trail.
Following the Rabbits Ear Trail along the top of a ridge.
The trail snakes its way through this little rocky slot.
As I neared the top of the mesa, I had a good view over to where Salt Creek joins the Colorado River.
A grand view from the Rabbits Ear Mesa Overlook.
Looking down and across Ruby Canyon.
There were some wildflowers blooming along the trail- mostly Indian Paintbrush.
Walking along the edge of Rabbits Ear Mesa.
Here’s the view looking east over Mack Ridge to Mount Garfield and the Grand Mesa.
If you look closely at this photo, you can see some of the Arches of Rattlesnake Canyon.
Looking across Ruby Canyon to the mouth of Mee Canyon.
Making my way down the trail on the other side of the mesa.
One last look at Rabbits Ear Mesa before I returned to my Jeep and headed home for the evening.