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on Meyer Ranch Park Trail

2 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.

Nice simple trail. Good escape for cooler temperatures than Denver, but can be pretty warm too. Lots of trees trail and great for dogs.

Loved the hike. Easy enough for most people. Some sunny spots but a lot of in/out of trees. Pretty scenery towards the end and before the falls. Lots of mountain bikers hit this trail because of its so maintained by Parks services.

This is a great getaway from Denver, this loop is nice and one should connect to the waterfall trailhead. Bikers were more in numbers than hikers.

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!!!!!!

Awesome trail before we finally gave in to the storm following us and turned around at the Pikes Peak overlook. Gorgeous views there and all the way up to it

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.

This was a good hike for my friends from out of town.

Perfect for a quick 4 miles or so. Beautiful

Unbelievabley crowded. Like shoulder to shoulder. Didn't even bother to try to hike as cars were parked everywhere and unconscious people not respecting personal space abound. Not a very peaceful hike more like epcot.

Big rewards for a moderate hike up! The best views I’ve ever seen next to the Rocky’s! You feel on top of the world!

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

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

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.

Not a ton of people on the trail even during the middle of the day on a Sunday. Well maintained trail and good for trail running.

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.

3 months ago

Beautiful......got caught in a hailstorm up here....very little cover......bad spot to be caught out in a thunderstorm!

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.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a fun trail. Steady incline on the first bit. You will come to a part that looks like a washed out road with dead trees in the middle and to the right of that is the continued Colorado trail. You will take the washed out one for the Raleigh Peak trail. There should a large arrow of rocks pointing you to go that way. It also has a steady incline after getting on that. It started to get really cloudy and windy so we turned around.

trail running
4 months ago

My favorite place to go walking and trail running.

A simple strait forward walk in the wood.

Trees and snow make it super pretty. Easy quick hike close to town.

Very muddy after the snow. But happy for the great weather!!!

easy and relaxed

Nice easy hike, some patches of snow and ice on the trail.

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