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Hayden Park on Green Mountain

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24 mi 38 km of trail 4 Featured Hikes

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 5 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

This 2,400 acre park offers many trail options with a range of difficulties, including some quite steep hills up to the 6,800' summit.

Views are outstanding from downtown Denver all the way to the high peaks, including three 14'ers.

Wildlife is abundant, and depending on season, you will find rattlesnakes, prairie dogs, coyotes, mule deer, lilies, larkspur, lupine, coneflower, and more.

This was ranched in the 1860's by Alexander Rooney and Jacob Downing and then operated as a cattle ranch until the mid-1900's by the Hayden family.

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There are no trees anywhere in the park, and the sun exposure makes it HOT! This can be great on a sunny winter day, and often dries out fast after a snow.
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Featured Hikes in Hayden Park on Green Mountain - 4

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Favorite Great viewing spot along the trail at the far end of the lollipop
Intermediate/Difficult

Matthews/Winters Red Rocks Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Loop • 1,189 ft Ascent 362.29 m Ascent

(51) Morrison, CO
Favorite Hiking around the aptly-named Green Mountain
Intermediate

Green Mountain Tour

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Loop • 909 ft Ascent 276.95 m Ascent

(25) West Pl…, CO
Favorite Snow and ice on trail
Intermediate

Green Mountain Short Tour

3.9 mi 6.3 km • Loop • 814 ft Ascent 248.16 m Ascent

(11) Morrison, CO
Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Rocks and Dakota Ridge Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km • Loop • 1,932 ft Ascent 588.91 m Ascent

(10) Morrison, CO

Trails in Hayden Park on Green Mountain - 9

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6.5 mi 10.5 km #1Green Mountain Trail
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate
6.5 mi 10.5 km West Pleasant View, CO 29 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Red Rocks Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Easy/Intermediate
3.5 mi 5.7 km Morrison, CO 12 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Dakota Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morrison, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.4 mi 3.8 km Morrison, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4Box 'o Rox
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km West Pleasant View, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #5Summit Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km West Pleasant View, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #6Hayden Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Morrison, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Rooney Valley Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.5 mi 4.1 km Morrison, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Green Mountain Alternate
Easy/Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Morrison, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9North Access Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.2 km West Pleasant View, CO

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