Red Rocks and Morrison Slide Trails is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Old cemetery, nice views of Red Rocks Park and Denver metro area Start from the parking lot and walk about 100 yards, cross a stream, and continue straight on the Village Walk Trail. After 0.4 miles, take the Red Rocks Trail to the south. You will see the Morrison Slide rising in the distance. As you get closer, you can see the trail switchbacking up the side of Morrison Slide. After another 0.6 miles, you cross a stream. Just after the stream crossing, you come to the junction with the Morrison Slide Trail. Go up the Morrison Slide Trail and you will be rewarded with a pleasant walk along the edge of a 20 foot cliff. A nice resting spot is found just before you start descending the other side of the slide. This descent is a challenging mountain bike trail, so watch out for the bike riders struggling up the fairly rough trail. When you reach the Red Rocks trail, go north to return to your starting point. Warning: Other than the two stream crossings, there is little shade on this trail. It is best in the morning or evening.
Took our dog. Great time.
This is an easy hike with minor elevation change and a well traveled trail. The trail is open to hikers , mans best friend and mountain bikers with lots of great views. Bring some sun screen as most of the hike you will be exposed to the sun.
I created a video guide of the trail that can be found on my YouTube channel below.
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Not a difficult hike, but it is a lot of fun. Great views of Red Rocks and the surrounding area. Watch out for those dang speed demons on bikes. Offers a couple of loops, and you can run the whole thing if you want.
Very exposed, bring sunscreen. I didn't do enough research prior, I assumed this hike as noted ended at the red rocks amphitheater. I was wrong. The trail does lead to the amphitheater but the distance is approximately 4 miles each way.
It's beautiful to see the Red Rocks. It's a chill front-range hike.
Hiked this last week. Trails started off more as walking then some rocky sections and switchbacks. Good hike, not too challenging but definitely got a workout. Unfortunately it was really foggy though, so didn't get much in the way of views.