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black Mount Morrison

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Trail

3.6 mile 5.8 kilometer out and back
55% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 1,975' 602 m
Descent: -1,974' -602 m
High: 7,860' 2,396 m
Low: 5,885' 1,794 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 21% (12°)
Max Grade: 76% (37°)

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Trail shared by Mr Singleton

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

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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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Jul 17, 2019
Lyndsey Denton
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Apr 20, 2019
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Aug 5, 2018
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Jun 13, 2018
Kayleen Castelli
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Dec 12, 2017
Walter Powers
May 5, 2017
Matthew Coye
Sure was steep! 3.4mi — 1h 30m

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  4.3 from 45 votes

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