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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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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…
Jul 17, 2019
Lyndsey Denton
3.7mi
Jun 3, 2019
Jenna Nicol
Apr 20, 2019
Matt Lunger
Aug 5, 2018
Louis Marroquin
Jun 24, 2018
Anthony Rice

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 53 votes

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in Red Rocks

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  4.2 from 53 votes
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#1

in Red Rocks

#44

in Colorado

#140

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Photos

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
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

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