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Mount Morrison

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 4.2 (19)

A steep hike with great views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

Point to Point

7,880' 2,402 m

High

5,914' 1,803 m

Low

1,965' 599 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

22%

Avg Grade (12°)

62%

Max Grade (32°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

No bikes or horses are allowed on this trail.

Description

The trail begins a ways north of Entrance #4 to Red Rocks Amphitheater. This is the west entrance off of Bear Creek Road near the intersection with Titans Road. The unofficial trailhead features a sign noting that this trail is, For hiking only.

The trail starts steep for the first 0.5 miles, alongside some powerline poles. The trail itself is very rocky and is singletrack the entire way. It levels out for a bit of a break but then goes back to a steep incline. At this point, you should still be hiking. However, about 0.25 miles from the top, you start rock scrambling.

From the top, experience the gorgeous views of Mt. Evans to the west and the city of Denver to the east.

Flora & Fauna

Pretty wildflowers in the spring.

Contacts

Shared By:

Dylan Pradas

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 19 votes

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in Red Rocks

#454

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in Red Rocks

#83

in Colorado

#454

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Photos

View from the Summit.
Aug 13, 2016 near Morrison, CO
View of rock scramble near the top.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver in background.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
View of mountains from the top.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
Looking south and west from the top
Jun 25, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Looking down the rocky and loose descent atop Mount Morrison.
Mar 8, 2017 near Morrison, CO

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Sep 30, 2020
Tyler Kilpatrick
Jun 11, 2020
Jeff S
Tough hike — 2h 10m
Oct 12, 2019
Brandon Hawkins
Oct 12, 2018
Micaela Burrow
Not sure if we made it to the summit - trail is unmarked.
May 9, 2018
Jose Rodriguez
Tank Beast’d the scramble! 1.7mi
Jul 12, 2017
David Hamernick
Apr 17, 2017
laura Kimble
Great workout 3.4mi
Feb 4, 2017
Nick Murray
So steep! Can slide easily on the way down