Red Rocks and Morrison Slide Trails is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, CO 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.
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.
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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.
Some wild flowers on the way and a few creeks. I went early during sunrise and did not get too hot. My dog enjoyed the walk too.
Beautiful loop hike with stunning views ad the city and red rocks area. Pretty busy with other hikers and dogs and runners. All dogs were leashed -a good thing. Most hikers and runners were considerAte though there were a couple without trail etiquette. I'd say this hike borders the easy / moderate rating. If you aren't comfortable with rocky steep switchback- very much part of the loop portion - maybe consider a different hike.
I really enjoy this trail that starts in Matthews/Winters park. It's very exposed for most of the trail, but eventually you'll hit some shade. There are cool features along the way such as old headstones (from the 1800s) and red rock when you hit red rocks amphitheater. It's definitely a workout for bikers, hikers and runners. Bring some sunscreen!
Great view! Beautiful trail. Very open, don't forget sunscreen.
Good hike but a little crowded for a Wednesday afternoon
It was very hot! Make sure to bring extra water even though it's a shorter trail! Definitely on the easy to moderate side though and beautiful views!
Absolutely beautiful! Not much shade, so bring sun screen and plenty of water. Hiked it on a Friday morning, and it was pretty crowded.
Be aware this hike is very exposed. Good for the morning or lots of sunscreen. Did this hike on a Tuesday and didn't see many people. No mountain bikers. There was a lot of different wild flowers and cool views of the Red Rocks from the Morrison slide trail.
I just didn't like that the bike riders were on the trail and they made it seem like you had to yield to them.
Easy trail to hike, but easy to moderate to run.