Explore the most popular hiking trails near Conifer with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My favorite hike within an hour of Denver so far. Good workout on the way up and amazing, rewarding views at the top. Easy to get to and not too crowded.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail is a great local option if you’re just looking to get into the forest. There’s not much as far as views or destinations, just a whole lot of room to roam. I’ve only been ~7 miles in.

Very nice, well maintained trail. it's pretty gradual the whole way around. definitely worth cutting onto bear paw for the overlooks. also features some large Aspen groves that are just now peaking

trail running
16 days ago

Arrived today at 9:00am, only one car in the parking lot. Greeted by a deer at the trailhead. Didn't see any on the rest of the trail. The first half is a pretty steep climb then you get to a gorgeous view of cedars and aspens before you make your way back down. I was greeted by two horses on the way down so it's mixed use.

hiking
20 days ago

Not crowded on a sunday afternoon. We started the trail at this start point on all trails map, took elkhorn trail to oxen, did the eagles view loop, then elkhorn all the way back. it totaled at 6 miles. It was beautiful and peaceful. very view people. Last sept. weekend, there were some aspen and scrub oak changing colors. the top area is great for having a mid hike picnic.

21 days ago

one trail

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike. Went alone on a Saturday morning. Couple people along the way but nothing of a nuisance. I did the trail counterclockwise and it was not terrible that way. I’m still an amateur and not used to the elevation so it took me a bit longer. Did it in 1h42m. The view at the top is amazing. I’d definitely do this one again.

Nice close trail!

Busy. I would say this is highly trafficked. It is beautiful this time of year!

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike with beautiful sights! My mom didn’t think she’d be able to do a 4 mile hike, but felt amazing when she finished it. A good spot for a relatively easy hike in the woods!

hiking
29 days ago

Easy but very clean trail, nice morning hike!

The scenery in mid-September is beautiful and we saw a bunch of deer once crossing over to the Hummingbird Trail. Even tho it's only 2.1 miles, the terrain on the switchback side of the Hummingbird makes for a solid afternoon. It's listed as "easy," but there are a few spots almost needing a "moderate" rating. Overall, a great trail near Conifer!

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

Really pleasant hike with several loops. Not too hard, not too easy!

walking
1 month ago

I wanted a medium length trail to hike at Staunton to kill time but unfortunately for me, basically all of them are pretty lengthy. I’ll just have to go back! This loop was prettier than I expected especially after passing the ponds. It was nice to get up and moving for a bit if you’re looking for something short & easy.

Nice, pretty easy trail. Good for when you want to get out in the woods but aren't looking for anything strenuous.

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

Pretty hike as the aspens are just starting to turn. Quick incline at the beginning but it evens out and then it's downhill from there. Short hike for when you are short on time. Parking lot was busy on Monday morning but the trails were basically empty as people were spread out.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Had to make this hike a quick one because the sun was going down. Finished in 2.5 hours with short stops at Catamount Overlook, Pikes Peak Overlook, and Eagle Cliffs. I’d say this is probably a 3-4 your hike if you’re moving at an average walking pace. Solid views and nice trails throughout. A little rocky or slippery in some spots so watch your footing. There were a few rock climbing spots that seemed to be just off the trail toward the beginning.

on Meyer Ranch Park Trail

1 month ago

Good place to walk the dogs, certainly not peaceful despite surroundings. Highway noise entire hike, crowded.

hiking
1 month 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.

Great little hike. Got there about 8:30, lot was mostly full. Hikers, runners, a biker, some families. Mostly empty on the trail though as everyone was spaced out. Very shaded in the trees. Aspen trees are still green. I liked that you can take a longer or shorter hike depending on skill level (or a baby’s attitude). Lot was completely full at 9:45 when we left. Will definitely do again. One con, you can hear the road noise at points.

Loved it. Nice even path with few rocks thru trees. Got heart rate going a couple of times, otherwise idyllic forest walk/hike. Very lightly traveled on a Thursday morning. Saw some deer and lots of adorable Chip & Dales. Would do this again.

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.

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