Eagle’s View Trail at Reynolds Park Open Space Parkby Mary Norton
DifficultyModerate. Elevation gain approx.1150 ft.
Trail Length4 miles round trip.
The hike at Eagle’s View Trail at Reynolds Park Open Space Park offers a variety of terrain, with a winding trail through meadow and forest taking hikers to the big payoff at the Eagle’s View point – views!
From the parking lot, take Oxen Draw Trail to Eagle’s View trail. The trail begins as it passes by several picnic tables near the creek and through a grassy meadow that blooms with a medley of wildflowers. It continues up a gentle incline through Aspen and pine trees making this a shady and pleasant hike. There are a couple sections of trail that are slightly steep and require some climbing over rocks.
As the trail climbs, it eventually comes out of the trees and reaches the lookout point. Here are the panoramic views of the foothills and Pikes Peak! It’s a good place to picnic and rest while looking out at the mountains. The trail then continues past the lookout area and loops back to Raven’s Roost trail junction leading back to the parking lot.
Grab a park map at the trailhead.
Restrooms available at the trailhead.
Picnic site recommendations:
Depending on the type of picnic you like, there are two choice areas to dine. If you like a BBQ grill and creek side tables, there are several at the trailhead. If you prefer a lighter lunch with amazing mountain views, the top of Eagle’s View trail is a great option. There’s space enough for kids to run around and grassy seating for your picnic.
DirectionsClick map below. From Denver, take Hwy 285 south past Aspen Park and Conifer. From U.S. Highway 285, turn left onto Foxton Road. Drive south 5.5 miles. The large parking lot is on the south side of the road.
AttractionsStarbucks Coffee at the Safeway store in Conifer (along HWY 285). Great before your morning hike! Aspen Park and Conifer area offer a variety of eateries and coffee stops - great for a quick bite before or after your hike at Reynolds Park.
About Mary Norton, Contributor of this Hike
Mary grew up hiking in Colorado, so she knows all the best places to go! With a family of 6 children and no lack of enthusiasm for the outdoors, Mary is well qualified to give you tips and hike spots that will challenge you as well as delight your whole family. Whether you have kids, dogs, or are just looking to enjoy nature by yourself, Mary will show you where to go to find what you are looking for.Check out my Google+ page