Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes - Day Hikes Near Denver

July 8, 2011 Comments (1) 3-4 Miles, 4-6 miles, About 30 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Bluff Top Views, Deer, Dog Friendly Hikes, Easy, Elk, Meadows, Medium, visiting family friends, Wildflowers

Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes

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Yearning for Colorado’s big sky and open meadows? Meyer Ranch Open Space is the perfect place and is just about 30 minutes outside of Denver. Check out the three different hiking trail options for this hike near Conifer, Colorado.


Trail Snapshot: Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes

  • Hike Distance: 2.4 to 4.8 miles Round Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Duration: Approx 1hr to 2.5hr Round Trip
  • Trail Type: Loops & Out & Back
  • Seasons: All Season
  • Dogs: Allowed On Leash
  • Hike Trail Map: Click for a Map of Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes
  • Denver Drive Time: 30 min
  • Driving Directions to Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes: Click for Google Map
  • Town Nearest Hike: Conifer, Colorado
  • Beauty: Meadows, overlooks, wildflowers, wildlife: deer & elk
  • Activities: Picnic area, hiking trails, mountain biking


Meyer Ranch Open Space offers 3 great hiking options only 30 minutes from Denver. They range from easy to moderate in difficulty and 2.4 to 4.8 miles in length. Meyer Ranch has expansive meadows and patches of wildflowers, grazing deer & elk, and trails that take you to overlooks.




1. Lodgepole Loop: 2.4 miles – Easy – Take the Owl’s Perch Trail South and continue straight (left) down the trail, at the next junction go right and continue on the Lodgepole loop for 1.2 miles until you arrive back at the Owl’s Perch trail and take (left ) that back to the parking lot.

2. Sunny Aspen Trail Loop: 3 Miles – Moderate – Take the Owl’s Perch Trail South and continue straight (left) down the trail, at the next junction go right and continue on the Lodgepole loop, go .6 miles and take a right onto the Sunny Aspen Trail, continue on the Sunny Aspen Trail for .8 miles until it joins again with the Lodgepole Loop (go right), follow this back to the Owl’s Perch trail and back to the parking lot.

3. Old Ski Run Trail 4.8 Miles – Moderate – Take the Owl’s Perch Trail South and continue straight (left) down the trail, at the next junction go left again for .2 mile until you find your next junction, go left onto the Sunny Aspen Trail taking that for .5 mile until you reach the junction with the Old Ski Run Trail. The Ski Run trail is an out & back trail with a loop at the end. The Ski Run section is 2 miles out and back (including loop). Return the way you came via the Sunny Aspen Trail.

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Weather

Conifer, CO
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59% humidity
wind: 4mph W
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One Response to Meyer Ranch Open Space Hikes

  1. I just want to say what a fabulous website this is. I came into Denver for a couple of weeks to visit friends, and stayed at Chatfield, and I was able to go on several of these hikes during that time. They were all fantastic. Thank you so much for publishing all this wonderful information!

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