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Mount Morrison

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Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer out and back
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,975' 602 m
Descent: -1,974' -602 m
High: 7,860' 2,396 m
Low: 5,885' 1,794 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 21% (12°)
Max Grade: 76% (37°)

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

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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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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
Aug 24, 2019
Floyd Hartley
Clear, crisp morning 3.6mi
Jun 15, 2019
Matt Wright
Jun 15, 2019
Joe W
trail was dry and open. 3.6mi
May 5, 2019
Katie Lind
May 4, 2019
Owen Braley
3.6mi — 1h 30m

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 48 votes

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