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Mount Morrison

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 4.3 (81) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

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°)

Dogs Leashed

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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 81 votes

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in Red Rocks

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  4.3 from 81 votes
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Photos

Red Rocks Trading Post Trail
Mar 20, 2021 near Morrison, CO
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
Redrocks trading post trail
Mar 20, 2021 near Morrison, CO

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Nov 13, 2022
Ash Bellas
Late autumn hike let's go! 3.6mi — 12h 04m
Oct 26, 2022
David Curtin
fun but hard as hell 3.4mi — 3h 25m
Aug 20, 2022
Charles Torres
Very step hike with class 3 climbing near the top. Great work out and good views from the top. Good music from red rocks if a concert or in set up — 2h 20m
Aug 11, 2022
Ryan Bowman
Turned around about halfway up
Jun 8, 2022
Cameron Blizard
Mar 29, 2022
Philip Roddenberry
3.6mi — 3h 00m
Oct 4, 2021
Logan Studer
Dry, all clear, little to no traffic 3.6mi
Sep 11, 2021
Ryan Bader
great views. mostly straight up. 3.4mi — 2h 10m