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Mount Morrison

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 4.3 (55) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This out-and-back route features steep climbing and fast, technical descents.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Out and Back

7,860' 2,396 m

High

5,885' 1,794 m

Low

1,975' 602 m

Up

1,974' 602 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

76%

Max Grade (37°)

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Overview

A strenuous hill climb, this route is great for those seeking a tough workout, and a stellar viewpoint.

Description

This is a great out-and-back route that follows the full Mount Morrison trail. It's a fantastic, lung-burning climb, followed by a very technical and fast descent. Seriously, be careful coming down, especially in the first 500 meters of the descent. The terrain at the top is 3rd class at times.

Start at Entrance 4 of Red Rocks on Titans Rd. There is no trailhead marker, just a generic trail sign off to the left 50 meters after turning onto Titans Rd. The trail is easy to follow all the way up, and you won't come upon any other trails.

Once you've enjoyed the views from the top of the trail, return the way the you came.

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Mr Singleton

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 55 votes

#1

in Red Rocks

#135

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in Red Rocks

#44

in Colorado

#135

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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
An amazing rock face and southern hills on the Trading Post Loop Side Trail at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.
May 19, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Beautiful icicles formed on the rocks. Well worth the venture if hiking during the wintertime!
May 21, 2015 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

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Jul 16, 2020
Brian Huber
Perfect night on top of Mount Morrison
Jul 4, 2020
Benjamin Hamel
Really tough start off the first 3/4 miles. Nothing but sand and screw chutes. However the last 300 ft is the best & technical climbing on solid rock. — 2h 00m
Jun 8, 2020
Sebastian Arthur
Some sketchy areas, good for a cold weather hike. 3.6mi — 2h 12m
Jun 5, 2020
Cynthia B.
Nov 9, 2019
Frank Michiels
Sep 14, 2019
Kelly OConnor
Ascent towards top portion was pretty technical! Harder than it looks.
Sep 7, 2019
Arthur Shune
3.6mi — 1h 40m
Aug 27, 2019
Annie Swindell
This hike was brutal but the views at the top were beautiful, and we got to listen to a Red Rocks concert along the way. 3.6mi — 2h 45m