Raven's Roost and Oxen Draw Loop Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Conifer, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice warmup for Elbert next weekend. Only two people on the trail.
Very enjoyable hike today. My nephew from Florida was with us he also enjoyed. Probably would've been nice two weeks ago with all the colors.
Really pretty trial and eagle view at the top was totally worth it. It was moderately strenuous. Love the town of Conifer too!
Trail was really well maintained, lots of parking, not too many people. Challenging in a fun way. Definitely go to Eagle's view; 180 degree views were stunning at top. Road is easy to navigate and it's easy to find.
Today was a great day to go hiking there. Beautiful hiking, tough to get up for short time then walked around til the view spot....now that was worth it. Beautiful view southwest part of the mountains. Will return back for sure! We hiked on Eagleview trail with mix of Oxen and Roast. A must hike would be Eagleview in order to see the beautiful view
Well-maintained trail with a steady, steep
ascent. Great mix of sun and shade; lots of wildflowers. Beautiful peak views from the top of Eagle's Nest trail. The picnic areas and bathrooms are very clean, and there is plenty of parking.
Great hike! Eagle View loop had gorgeous views. Took my three kids 7, 11, and 13 and they managed it pretty well! Definitely will do it again!
Beautiful hike! Especially if you tie in Eagle View Loop! You come around the corner at the top and get a great view including Pikes Peak in the distance! We decided to make that our view while we took a small break to eat our snacks. Plenty of wildflowers and small animals to see, along with several stream crossings that can refresh your dog if you choose to bring them.
It's one of my favorite local hikes. If you want some pretty views, head up Eagles View Trail. You'll see the views at .5 miles. Then you can continue around and descend down the loop back to the parking lot. It adds about another mile to the hole.
Great hike, enjoyed the hills and view. Not very long, but worth it!
Hiked this trail on 2-27 for the wife's birthday, started around 8am and only saw 1 other hiker while there. We went the southern route Elkhorn to Oxen Draw first (turning left at the trail split just past the campgrounds). The trail was covered in hard packed snow all the way until where Oxen Draw meets Raven's Roost. Past that point the sun reached a lot more of the trail so snow was present but spotty. Some of the trail had clearly melted and refrozen as slippery ice sheet. We didn't have any traction gear with us and were fine, but it just required a little more caution where you stepped. If doing the full Eagle's View loop I suggest at least turning down Raven's Roost trail for the short distance to the Kennedy Gulch overlook, and then backtracking to pick up where you left off. This was a fairly easy trail and well worth the short drive from Denver.
Great Hike went up on the north and came back down on the south. Would recommend to all not very crowded.
Early October on a weekday was a perfect time to do this trail. I only saw one other hiker the whole time I was there. The rolling paths were pretty through the trees working up to the view from Eagle's nest, which was beautiful. A little bit of water at the parking lot, but not much else if you are bringing a dog. Also looked like a great area for a trail run.
Contrary to the reviews on here I found it pretty easy to find the trailhead and to go from there. Great views, make sure to bring your sunscreen, not a lot of coverage. Bring your camera, because the view at the top is incredible! I would recommend going early in the morning, on the way up, there were only 3 people on the trail but on the way down there were dozens coming my way.