Turkey Trot Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Turkey Trot Trail is 1.87 miles out and back, but the turn around point is a junction with Castle Trail which can be used to make it a loop. It is located near Morrison, Colorado and features views of Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and wildlife. It is a relatively easy hike and is exclusively use
I enjoyed the trail but would definitely not call it easy. the first part of the trail is all uphill and fairly steep. Some great views and the back part of the loop was quite scenic. And then you have to go back downhill along the same steep grade.
Great trail...alternatively VERY icey and snowpacked in sections. Starts out with a steady climb and doesn't let up, not crazy hard but a good hike. Cool views as you go up, bring yak trax or poles or something...too many people falling on the ice. On a Saturday at 10am, it was not overcrowded, still quiet and pretty mellow. Take this side up to meet Castle trail (about 2.0 miles) to avoid near death by decending bikers, it's a win win.
Great hike if you're looking for a nice day out.
There may not be any aspens around changing color, but there's still some nice views.
Easy access but super busy. Great for mountain biking!!
Nice loop trail with great views all around. Take turkey trot trail on the right if looking for a more gradual ascent and not as much traffic. Clearly popular in the morning, but parking lot was less than half full after noon. The return leg is on the lower half of the castle trail.