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Hayden Park on Green Mountain

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This 2,400 acre park offers many trail options with a range of difficulties, including some quite steep hills up to the 6,800' summit.

Views are outstanding from downtown Denver all the way to the high peaks, including three 14'ers.

Wildlife is abundant, and depending on season, you will find rattlesnakes, prairie dogs, coyotes, mule deer, lilies, larkspur, lupine, coneflower, and more.

This was ranched in the 1860's by Alexander Rooney and Jacob Downing and then operated as a cattle ranch until the mid-1900's by the Hayden family.

Visiting Tips

There are no trees anywhere in the park, and the sun exposure makes it HOT! This can be great on a sunny winter day, and often dries out fast after a snow.

Recommended Routes in Hayden Park on Green Mountain - 6

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Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Intermediate/Difficult

Matthews/Winters Red Rocks Loop

6.9 mi 11.1 km 1,189' Up 362.29 m Up 1,180' Down 359.57 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite Hiking around the aptly-named Green Mountain
Intermediate

Green Mountain Tour

5.4 mi 8.7 km 909' Up 276.95 m Up 900' Down 274.3 m Down

West Pl…, CO
Favorite Snow and ice on trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Green Mountain Short Tour

3.9 mi 6.3 km 814' Up 248.16 m Up 814' Down 248.04 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Difficult

Matthew Winters to Dakota Ridge Trail

6.8 mi 11.0 km 1,147' Up 349.5 m Up 1,139' Down 347.22 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite View looking southeast with various lakes in sight
Difficult

Red Rocks and Dakota Ridge Loop

10.5 mi 16.9 km 1,932' Up 588.91 m Up 1,921' Down 585.4 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite Hiking around the aptly-named Green Mountain
Intermediate

Green Mountain Summit Loop

7.7 mi 12.4 km 878' Up 267.75 m Up 878' Down 267.51 m Down

West Pl…, CO

Hayden Park on Green Mountain Running

  • 65 Miles 105 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 14 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Hayden Park on Green Mountain - 9

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6.5 mi 10.5 km #1Green Mountain Trail
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO 33 
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Red Rocks Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO 13 
2.4 mi 3.8 km #3Dakota Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morrison, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Morrison, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #4Box 'o Rox
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
2.7 mi 4.4 km #5Summit Loop Trail
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate
West Pleasant View, CO
1.7 mi 2.8 km #6Hayden Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
2.5 mi 4.1 km #7Rooney Valley Trail
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Green Mountain Alternate
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
Intermediate
Morrison, CO
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9North Access Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
West Pleasant View, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
West Pleasant View, CO

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Hiking around the aptly-named Green Mountain
Jun 21, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Beautiful scenery on the Hayden Trail.
Jun 21, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Beautiful scenery on the Hayden Trail.
Jun 21, 2015 near West Pl…, CO
Green Mountain... pretty damn green!
Jun 21, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Facing Longs Peak
Nov 14, 2018 near West Pl…, CO
Snow and ice on trail
Nov 14, 2018 near West Pl…, CO
Near the summit looking north
Apr 15, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
Looking back at the deer on the hill
Jan 30, 2018 near West Pl…, CO