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Mount Falcon Park

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Tons of fun trails wrap around these peaks, with a lot of elevation gain on the east side. This park makes a great connection from the plains, visible for 100 miles to the east, to the high peaks and continental divide to the west.

When parking on the east end, there is no escape from a big initial climb with little protection from the sun, so many will prefer to start on the west end, where the trails are much flatter and the views are generally more rewarding.

In addition to an occasional falcon that you might find on Mount Falcon, there are the usual inhabitants of the lower montane life zone: Ponderosa pines, douglas firs, aspens, oregon grape, deer. Mountain lions and bear are known to travel through here, but you'd be exceptionally lucky to see one.

John Walker purchased 4,000 acres in this area in 1903 and built a house near the summit of Mount Falcon in 1909 (you can visit the ruins). Eight fireplaces, a music room, library, and 10 bedrooms made quite a grand house, but lightning struck and burned it to the ground in 1918.

Food & Drink

The lovely little town of Morrison is nearby, which is filled with cute restaurants and oozes charm from every corner. It can be jam-packed on weekends and is popular with everyone from Harley gangs to grass-fed organic Colorado hippies.

Recommended Routes in Mount Falcon Park - 2

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Favorite View west from Mount Falcon
Intermediate

Mount Falcon West Loop

3.6 mi 5.7 km 638' Up 194.36 m Up 638' Down 194.35 m Down

Indian…, CO
Favorite Near the Top of Castle Trail after climbing up the technical singletrack.
Intermediate

Mount Falcon East Loop

9.2 mi 14.8 km 1,886' Up 574.77 m Up 1,893' Down 577.08 m Down

Morrison, CO

Mount Falcon Park Running

  • 39 Miles 63 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 5 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 6 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Falcon Park - 9

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4.0 mi 6.4 km #1Castle Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO 24 
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2Turkey Trot
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO 16 
14.9 mi 24.0 km #3Bear Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sheridan, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Sheridan, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km #4Devil's Elbow
Intermediate/Difficult
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Indian Hills, CO
2.3 mi 3.7 km #5Parmalee Trail
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO 12 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #6Old Ute
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
1.0 mi 1.5 km #7Meadow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO 11 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Tower Trail
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Walker's Dream Trail
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO

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View west from Mount Falcon
Mar 29, 2015 near Indian…, CO
Near the Top of Castle Trail after climbing up the technical singletrack.
Jul 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO
The Walker, built in 1909, was destroyed by fire in 1918 from a lightning strike.
Mar 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO
Turkey Trot Trail in the distance, and Red Rock Park
Mar 28, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Running down Castle Trail
Mar 28, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Great View of the mountains from Mount Falcon on the Tower Trail
Mar 29, 2015 near Indian…, CO
View of the high peaks
Mar 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO
Good picnic spot with views towards Denver
Mar 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO
Great views along the Parmalee Trail
Mar 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO
High peaks views from this easy stretch of Castle Trail
Mar 28, 2015 near Indian…, CO