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Great hike- steep climb at the beginning and beautiful views at the top. The horse is covered now so walk quickly and you’ll pass it just fine. We encountered lots of aggressive horseflies

Hiked Ravens to Eagle to Ox, the initial rise during ravens was steep, but the trail was wide and clear. The view from Eagle was worth it. The descent offered a more decent view and a heavily forested trail in Ox. The loop can be completed for all ages and levels. All in all a good hike for a couple hours in the woods.

Great hike this morning. Stayed right out of the parking lot to avoid the dead horse on Oxen. First section is challenging but levels out at about halfway and it’s just an awesome trail. Just enough to get a good workout in!

Eagles View> Ravens Roost

Went last weekend. Easy trail - no drastic uphill climbs. Views and scenery were wonderful. Not too crowded either!

5 days ago

Wonderful hike. Previous reviewers spot on to keep to the left, with the exception of the second “turn” we made we took every left we could the only right was from songbird to elkhorn in the very beginning.

From the trailhead we took the second left path which I believe was songbird which led us to a crossroads where we stayed to the right onto elkhorn. We the took the second sign for oxen draw and stayed to the left and took every left thereafter (to connect to eagles view and to ravens roost and back to elkhorn). Note to those hiking in the next days, BEWARE on the oxen draw portion there was a dead horse to the right side of the path which we smelled long before we saw. I’ve contacted Jeffco, but had to leave a message so unlikely to be cleaned soon.

Otherwise, the views were pretty (a little smokey in the distance but I can imagine that’s the result of the fires). We saw a ton of butterflies and heard cicadas throughout. Note there are big black (horse?) flies along a good portion of the trail. We go to the trailhead and were the third car there but by the time we finished two hours later the lot was mostly full.

Great trail! Huge Parking lot. Not too many cars parked for a Wednesday June 13th. There was a posting that there was a deceased horse on the trail. A volunteer told us that it was more than likely a "fresh kill" so we stay away for the Oxen trail and took the steep incline trail to eagles view. Great views looking South and only 35-40 minutes away from Denver.

Nice views, marked well.
Heavily hiked.
Be prepared for the sun in the summer time, not too much shading and it is a scorch.
Very steep, so it makes an excellent workout!!!!

was disappointed with the scenery. easy hike for kids and has geocaching in the area. but I wouldn't plan a hiking trip to see this. if youre already in the park, then sure go check it out. mainly used for fishing and theres man made cement and chain link fence structures separating the "ponds." looks like retention ponds. I gave it 3 stars for the geocaching. theres a really neat cache in the area. other than that I'd give it 1 star.

Love this hike. Not far from the city, but far enough. Beautiful views at top. Love the area.

I was very impressed with this trail. it was a well kept area and all trails were clearly marked. Eagles View is a great scene!

13 days ago

Hiked a little over 4 miles in. Nice workout!

Loved this hike, the first half is quite a workout. There is a definite reward at the top with those gorgeous panoramic views. the trails were really nice and easily marked and if you go early enough, you'll have hardly any traffic on the trail.

Great hike that’s not too far from Denver! We started about 8:45 am on Saturday June 2 and the parking lot was starting to fill up. It got busier on our way down around 10:30. It took about 2 hours round trip with some short breaks. The view was beautiful from the top and there are tons of wildflowers all different colors. We went on Raven Roost trail counter clockwise and it starts off really steep with a wider path. The way down on Oxen Draw is in the Forest more with shade and lots of creeks cutting through.

I actually bumped into this place. Decided to hike here instead of going up further because it was Memorial Day weekend. Enjoyed the beautiful trails, trees and the area! Great place to bring the family and have a bbq. Even tho you have to share the trails with mountain bikers, still a nice hike.

Great trail with amazing views at the top. Different than your typical mountain or city view. We went right on the way up and it’s definitely harder. Decent incline which goes up for almost 1.5 miles of not more.

This is a great trail for a quick hike near Denver. I’m surprised it wasn’t busy during the Memorial Day holiday. If you hike counter clockwise (instead of hiking up ocean trail near the start), it will be a step climb for the first mile without much shade. Had I known that, especially hiking with my dog, I would have gone clockwise. We used the oxen trail coming back down to stay in the shade and let the dog drink and play in the small creek crossings. You could take raven’s roost, but it’s about the same mileage, so why not be in the shade more?

Bathrooms were clean. Several dogs on the trail (leash required). Lots of parking.

Great hike

This hike was really pretty. We went when it was a bit foggy so it added some extra beauty to the hike. There’s some small inclines but we were able to take our jogging stroller the whole way. There were a handful of people we passed and a lot of dogs. It was pretty easy and beautiful

1 month ago

I think I found a new go-to. Really enjoyed this hike. Took ravens roost to eagles view and down eagles view to ravens roost. Challenging in the beginning. Great leg and butt workout especially when you are carrying a 15lb dog hahaa. Great views along the way up and top.

Loved the hike went on Mother’s Day. Very light traffic and easy to navigate would definitely do it again.

1 month ago

Nice short hike not far from Denver. Steady climb the first two miles with some nice views at about 2.5 miles. Mostly forest with a few stream crossings. Saw other hikers but surprisingly not too crowded for a beautiful Mother's Day Sunday.

1 month ago

Extremely well kept trail and easy year round. Can be completed in easily in around 20 minutes and definitely great for children. Colorado Parks and Wildlife offer these tank like wheelchairs for anyone with disabilities and the elderly. I tend to fish the ponds when I get the chance, there are stocked rainbow trout usually around 10-12 inches in size as well as some brook trout but those don’t get very big. The ponds are great for ice fishing in January and February but definitely make sure you carry a fishing license year round if you do decide to give the ponds a shot as they frequently check for licenses. Definitely a good place to try if you have kids, I personally use rooster tails but I know for a fact that they absolutely love power bait and will usually hit it ever cast. I have never had a bad experience and am constantly recommending it to my friends and anyone who’s looking for a place to take their kids fishing.

1 month ago

Nice trail. No breathtaking vistas but complete solitude and quiet. Hiked yesterday, a Saturday, and saw one person. Hiked 4.5 miles in and came back. Good steady incline. Lots of rocks so wear good shoes and bring trekking poles.

No enterance fee to the park. Bathroom at the trail head (very clean). Trail is very steep going up. Very pretty hike, very woodsy. No ice, no snow, no mudd. Once you reach the top you have full view of what I consider a Bob Ross painting of happy little trees

So good. Guaranteed tired & happy dogs. Bring lots of water, but great little water spots for the pups.

1 month ago

Beautiful clean trails . Good for dogs! Amazing view at the top . Will bring my hammock to chill at the top next time . All the people I encountered were super nice too.

Group hike on Friday morning was really good. Snow and slush on shaded parts of trail but not bad. Views from top were great! Saw a group of deer. Will definitely go again during summer.

1 month ago

Great trail overall
Get some fantastic views of some peaks
Nice combination of open spaces and forest areas

1 month ago

Great hike! I went early on a Monday morning, I didn’t see anyone until about three hours into the hike. Gradual incline to the beginning of the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, about five miles in. Some beautiful views in the more exposed areas, lots of tall trees and shade during most of the hike. Some rocky areas with some snow as of 4/30.

Great trail with a really good view from the top. Fairly easy hike, decent climb in the beginning. Still a little snow on the trail but normal hiking shoes no problem.

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