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

Great hike. Nice view.
Not very busy for a Sunday.
I hiked along with my 12 year old daughter she loved it.

Nice steady incline up. My kids 9 and 12 were not impressed. They thought it was boring with not t much to see since you were in the shade. The views at the top are beautiful but at that point my kids were done and wanted to head back

Beautiful views, aspens are just starting to turn!

Beautiful Trail with a fantastic view at the top. Would definitely do this one again!

Not too steep going up or down, a nice view west near the top. Unfortunately it was marred by the wildfire smoke, but if you go on a clear day I’m sure it’s beautiful. Nice amounts of shade.

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14 days ago

Nice hike with a decent climb to the top which has a great vista. Walk though the wooded area was peaceful and cool. Easy to get to from 470 using 285 S. Well marked. All Trails worked great.

Nice loop trail with plenty of open space and good views. Good climb if you do it counter clockwise but the view is worth it.

If you choose to do the full loop, go clockwise.

Raven's isn't the prettiest service road turned trail, but the counterclockwise route with the "surprise" overlook that others describe is definitely cool. Really liked the beauty of Oxen Draw on the way down. Not hard for frequent hikers - just enjoy.

Great lookout midway. Mostly shady and not too busy on a Sunday mid-morning. Slightly challenging for beginners, kids or those not too steady on their feet (small amount of rocks and some steep downhill spots) but there are lots of great areas for a rest along the way and just about the time the aforementioned might be getting tired you reach halfway and can go downhill.

I would highly suggest going counterclockwise on this trail – the switchbacks going up really intense but coming down they’re very delightful going counterclockwise means much more gradual ascent.

Amazing views at the top! You can see all the way to pikes peak. I don’t suggest going up via eagles/ravens side. It’s super steep and not well shaded. The oxen trail is a much better way up.

Great hike! Plenty of shade especially on Oxen Draw. No dead horse insight.I want to go back and check out the other trails, especially Eagle View.

Great day hike. Not technical at all, easy trail to walk. Lots of vertical up and down, almost no flat except at the top. Great scenic view at the look out.

Great hike with lots of parking, restrooms, and a variety of inclines and beautiful views. Highly recommended. Not too far from Denver and great for late morning hikes. Dead horse is just remnants, not smelly at all but sort of creepy.

hiking
1 month ago

The day was hot. We probably should have started sooner and avoided the heat, but overall this was a nice hike. To be fair, I should probably go again on a cooler day to better rate it. Good sized parking lot and vault toilets at trailhead. Some shady spots, water crossings, lots of wild raspberries.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome place with amazing views. We ran into a black bear on the first 1/4 mile of the hike. Poor guy must’ve been lost, Park rangers said we were the third sighting (one was on the road) . We went early afternoon and there wasn’t a crazy amount of people. Apparently the park rangers just cleaned up a dead horse but the smell is still there. Overall a good find and great hike. ( I had my 7 month old puppy with me too)

This instantly became my favorite local hike when I came over the hill & saw the view at the end.. fantastic, so many layers of mountains, so peaceful (I went at 6pm on a Sunday and I saw no one the entire time). The first mile is no joke though, very steep, otherwise easy.

Next time I'll make this an out-and-back rather than a loop by taking the left fork to the overlook & then turning around, that's where all the scenery is.

The hike was amazing and we were not bothered by nor saw the deceased horse. The sights were spectacular. Hike was not tough at all! A bit step at parts. Otherwise I would recommend for for children. We saw a few and they had no problems whatsoever.

Went on a Thursday morning and the parking lot was empty. The west side (Oxen draw) was a beautiful, shady trail. Narrow at some points, and some getting over rocks that my 4 year old had no problem with. Raven's Roost was a much wider, sunnier path with excellent views. It got very steep at some points. The park definitely felt like a place with a high probability of seeing wildlife, and saw signs of bears. Didn't see the dead horse although the warning sign for it was still up.

Great trail with plenty of parking and restrooms. We did the loop counterclockwise and I would recommend that for the best effect of the views at the top. They took our breath away. Great hike!

Great hike today, Sunday. Got there right before 11:00am. Plenty of parking and a restroom. The reviews before mine are spot on! My GPS said 4.0 exactly round trip. Went up Oxen to Eagle View and then around to Ravens. The descent this way was a little rough on the knees and I wished I had worn my running shoes instead of hiking boots. Kids who are 9 and 12 loved it!

Got there around 8:30 a.m. on a Saturday - plenty of parking and pretty quiet.

The signage was a bit confusing at times, but we ended up taking oxen up to eagle view and continued the trail until it ran into ravens roost down.

The horse on oxen is still there and you only run into a short whiff of smell. The panorama at the top is very beautiful!

The incline and descents at the start/end of the hike can be steep and the trail is rocky in parts so I’d definitely recommend proper footwear.

We saw a deer, a snake, plenty of beautiful wildflowers, and butterflies.

The panorama view at the peak was amazing. For the short distance away from Denver it has the best view I’ve experienced. It’s a great length for a part day hike. This has to be one of my favorite hikes!

Great area with many routes and difficulties. Very scenic with plenty of shade.

Moderately easy trail will several mounting/valley look out points. Group was hungover and we made it around the entire loop with minimal stops.

Pretty easy going trail, great for out of towners or a quick hike if you have other plans in the afternoon. We did this trail on the 4th of July and it wasn't too crowded. Also yes there is a dead horse but we thought it was interesting, so to us this trail will forever be known as the dead horse trail.

What a VIEW! Breathtaking. The hike was steep going up via Ravens but beautiful... and we sat and took in that view for a while.

Beautiful trail!! will add to my favorites.

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