Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Meyer Ranch Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Really pretty hike. Not too busy even for a Sunday. Nice a shady for the longer hike. Small view once you reach the top.

nice place

Ditto to Amber's post below. Exceeded my expectations. Something for all abilities.

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28 days ago

Perfect for small kids. The aspen are stunning.

awesome hike allot of incline if you haven't been hiking in awhile it's definitely a workout, we did happen to find the secret path thanks to a previous picture posted once you see the angled arrow marker and downed tree look for small foot path to your left, it's a good half mile or so uphill from there but it all becomes worthwhile when you get to the top and get that gorgeous view. would definitely do it again.

Trail is close to Denver and right off 285 so it’s easy to get to. I was tired after a weekend hike so this was a perfect moderate hike. If you just do the trail as marked I would call this more an upper easy hike. If you take the “secret” trail to the top it’s moderate. Took me two loops of the Old Ski Loop trail to find the secret summit trail. It is NOT the first one you come to where to go up about 100 feet to a cluster of rocks with a partial view. I searched around there for a while. It’s above that on the marked trail (if you went left to right on the loop). I added a picture with markings. You won’t see the “no trespassing” sign someone else referenced until after you are already on the trail (and even then it’s off in the distance and you have to look for it). The trail to the summit is pretty well marked as someone has lined quite a bit of it with old tree branches. There are times you will question if you went the right way. Trust your gut...it’s a pretty intuitive trail. Don’t get fooled by the first false summit with good views. Keep going until you find the top and the geo markers and register. It’s probably less than .5 mile from the Old Ski Loop trail so it’s worth it. Someone should bring a new little notepad for the register and a new pen. Both are running low! Gorgeous views from the top and TONS of ladybugs. This will be a great trail for fall with the Aspens along it.

Really pretty. Found the trail to the mountain. It was tricky - top of the ski loop on the left side. It’s kind of hard to find - just a little dirt path off into the trees with some branches across the beginning. It is above the trail that goes up to the rocks - that was where I went and circled back. So beautiful!!!!!!

We love it's close convenience to Denver. It's beautiful year round.

Trail was scenic, but with the elevation gain was pretty steep at times for my young kids. We made it around the whole loop pretty quickly though even with the steep grade. In all a nice hike that was closer for us since we live on the south side of Denver.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, nice terrain. Good amount of shade. View at the top is nothing special

hiking
2 months ago

a nice easy hike. it was pretty and not too many people as soon as you leave the open space at the bottom. lots of uphill. a nice hike for when you just wanna get out for a little while and exercise, you can pretty much do it at any point during the daytime since it's pretty short.

Loved all the foliage, lots of pines and aspens throughout the entire hike. The trail head is right off 285 so the noise from the cars is fairly loud until the last 2 loops. I missed the summit, unfortunately. If you start the last loop (Old Ski Run) from the left, as you turn the far corner, you’ll see some (larger) rocks and a trail, but the trail posts tell you to keep right. I kept right thinking I may get to it further up the mountain, but no, that’s where it was. I’ll def return to make the summit.

Great morning hike just a short drive from Denver. We attempted to do the Legault Mountain trail and found the paths a bit confusing on how to combine Legacy with Aspen to make that happen. Either way, great shady path and nice loop.

Good trail to get your hiking legs in shape early season did it early April still had snow / ice in patches trail is in good shape through ski hill loop.

Nice hike you can adjust the length of depending what you want to do. Definitely has slush and mud but no ice. Trees provided great cover from the wind.

Beautiful view at the summit! This was my first time to Meyers Ranch and I wouldn't want to do it without going to the top of Legault. It is the best view. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to find the trail to the summit with the snow. But I just followed some footsteps. Had spikes on my boots and definitely needed them. Very wet and a bit slick as it has been warm all week and the snow was very melty. Boots and bottom of pants very wet but worth it. The extra hike to the summit made the whole hike worth it.

Great snow hike...
In the mountains, but not too deep and not too High. Perfect for a winter hike in the snow. Dog Loved It.!!

hiking
7 months ago

Fast quick and close to the city. Also, can hear cars most of the way but fades the farther you get. Still beautiful one of the hikes that got me addicted to hiking, so it means something to me.

Easy winter walk.

Great time with a lot of beautiful trees to see. Plenty of switchbacks to break up the ascent. As the other reviewer Jesse said, take the extra mile to summit Legault.

To get to the summit, you'll need to look for the trail that is off the main trail when you reach the farthest corner of the top of the loop. You'll know you're there when you see the marker with arrows pointing in both directions. Just stay to the left of the No Trespassing signs and you'll be good to go.

The view from the top is amazing! Even with the little bit of climbing this is still a moderate trail, so enjoy.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful sunrises this time of year, however the trail is definitely getting icy and I wouldn’t recommend an attempt without added traction. Definitely worth going the extra mile or so to summit Legault. The optional trail is a little spotty with plenty of fallen trees and unclear paths, but you can easily figure it out. Also some optional scrambling at the summit that is fun. Be sure to check the register and stamps.

Decent hiking! Left too late in the day. Started the hike at 3.30pm, got back to the car after doing every loop we could just before the last sunlight was gone. Beautiful with Aspen trees and creepy woods at parts. Felt paranoid coming back because we were hiking down the cold, dark side of the mtn and the light was eerie. Definitely worth it! Wouldn't hike at near daybreak again, though.

hiking
9 months ago

Great steady hike. Half uphill and the other half down. 3/4 of the hike is in a he forest.

hiking
9 months ago

I'd definitely do this trail again! It was so nice and cozy, and breathtaking! Best time to hike here is fall, because of color of the trees. Love this place!

Well maintained and very nice trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Started the hike early, and it was great! Few people first thing in the am but traffic picked up as we headed out around 10:30. Had a few good views and the pups enjoyed it. Not sure where the river was though.

10 months ago

This area is highly trafficked and if you are looking to get away from the city avoid the trail and head deeper into the mountains where the tourist are not.

lots of people and small children

10 months ago

I wish I could tag to see "tourists" it's a beautiful trail but maybe too close to Denver. I went on a Sat afternoon in the fall so maybe it was just folks looking to see the leaves change but it was filthy with people. It was a lot more like standing in a fast moving line at a movie theater than a hike. I couldn't sneeze without another hiker saying bless you.

hiking
10 months ago

I call this more of a nature walk than a hike. Pros are that it's easy to find and the trail is well marked. Beautiful aspens, lodgepole pines and rocks. Good for all skill levels. Cons are the road noise and the unfortunate placement of power lines through the park.

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