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black Mount Morrison

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Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
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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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Trail shared by Mr Singleton

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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May 5, 2019
Katie Lind
May 4, 2019
Owen Braley
3.6mi — 1h 30m
Apr 26, 2019
Zach Young
Apr 14, 2019
Claire Milligan
3.6mi — 1h 45m
Apr 5, 2019
A Chun
3.6mi — 1h 50m
Mar 23, 2019
J F
Fun hike. Did it at night without a flashlight and in the fog and still was able to follow trail. 99% dry. A little bit of tracked snow. 3.9mi — 2h 00m
Mar 8, 2019
Rachel McIlwain
Very slippery from all the snow melt. I go very slow on the way down but can get up to the top in about 50 min. Scrambling at top. 3.5mi — 2h 30m
Feb 15, 2019
Dylan Pradas
Mostly dry. Some snow near the 3/4 mark. 3.6mi

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  4.3 from 41 votes

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