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Mount Morrison

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 4.3 (62) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

55%

Runnable

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.

Runner Notes

Great view of Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, Mount Evans and Denver from the summit of the mountain.

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 62 votes

#1

in Red Rocks

#135

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  4.3 from 62 votes
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#1

in Red Rocks

#43

in Colorado

#135

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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
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
Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Denver in background.
Jan 20, 2019 near Morrison, CO

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Apr 6, 2021
D P
good condition
Mar 6, 2021
Aaron P
Jan 23, 2021
Laura N
3.6mi
Dec 17, 2020
Ashley Papa
Sep 17, 2020
Ryan Mecillas
Great hike for those looking for a challenge. First section is steep, middle section is runnable, and final section is a steep scramble. 4mi — 1h 30m
Apr 3, 2020
Ryando Smithman
Hiked beyond the summit a bit 4mi — 1h 30m
Mar 31, 2020
Derek Freed
Final 300' to the summit continues to pick up more social paths, original path stays close to ascender's left near top of ridge 3.5mi — 1h 13m
Aug 3, 2019
Julie Powell
Description says be careful for first 500 meters coming down. Believe they meant ft. It is steep, loose, and rocky much of the way, but is only tec…