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Mount Morrison

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

1.7 mile 2.8 kilometer point to point
56% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,965' 599 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,880' 2,402 m
Low: 5,914' 1,803 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 22% (12°)
Max Grade: 62% (32°)

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Trail shared by Dylan Pradas

A steep run with great views of Denver and the Rocky Mountains.

Dylan Pradas

Features Views · Wildflowers

No bikes or horses are allowed on this trail.

Runner Notes

Rocky and steep.

Description

The trail begins a ways north of Entrance #4 to Red Rocks Amphitheater. This is the west entrance off of Bear Creek Road near the intersection with Titans Road. The unofficial trailhead features a sign noting that this trail is, For hiking only.

The trail starts steep for the first 0.5 miles, alongside some powerline poles. The trail itself is very rocky and is singletrack the entire way. It levels out for a bit of a break but then goes back to a steep incline. At this point, you should still be running. However, about 0.25 miles from the top, you start rock scrambling.

From the top, experience the gorgeous views of Mt. Evans to the west and the city of Denver to the east.

Flora & Fauna

Pretty wildflowers in the spring.

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Jul 12, 2019
Paul Rindfleisch

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  4.2 from 17 votes

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Photos

View from the Summit.
Aug 13, 2016 near Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver in background.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
View of mountains from the top.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO
Looking south and west from the top
Jun 25, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Looking SE toward the Hogback. Willow Springs in the upper right.
Jun 16, 2016 near Morrison, CO
Looking down the rocky and loose descent atop Mount Morrison.
Mar 8, 2017 near Morrison, CO

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