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10 hours ago

Perfect

17 hours ago

Good trail, had a little bit of everything- slight inclines in open areas to rocky climbs in the trees. Great view from the top!

I decided to have an impromptu sunrise breakfast overlooking Denver. This trail provided a pretty nice spot to welcome the new day. I started before sun up on a Tuesday morning so I was the only person on the trail. I followed the Red Rocks trail to the Morrison Slide trail and did the loop clockwise. It was pretty easy with only a few sections that required some high stepping. If you live in the Denver area and you are looking for a quick hike with a view of the sunrise, then give this one a shot.

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5 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Really nice foothill hike with decent views. I went on a Wednesday around 4pm and there were only two spots left in the parking lot. Quite a few mountain bikers, but they were all very courteous. The views on Morrison Slide trail were pretty awesome. The trail was completely dry, with the exception of a couple of small areas, which were not a big deal at all. There is very little tree cover on this trail, so prepare for that. I’m not sure I would want to do this trail in the summer for that reason. Also, I figure this is a prime location for rattle snakes when it does get hot, so I’m glad I got it out of the way when I did. All in all, it was a good hike and would be a great starter hike to bring lowland visitors as they adjust to the altitude.

Really dig this trail. Great views.

This was such a fun little hike! My grandpa and I only saw maybe 4 people and the fall at the end was so pretty! Bring bug spray and sunscreen though

Gorgeous views. Kind people. Decent hike, not too strenuous. My kids loved it.

Hiked 3/22, loved the forested part on the north end of the grub loop, but was still snowy! Was slipping and sliding for most of that 0.8 mile stretch, luckily had tractionwear. Potentially avoidable by taking the bonanza cut-through.

It’s not even a trail. You park on a residential street, walk 3,000 ft up the mountain to a dead end with no trail. Waste of time.

We did this trail 3/11 and it was awesome! Some icy spots but easily navigable without spikes or traxs.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty decent. Get there early for parking

Lots of bikes, but the trail is more than wide enough for bikes and people. Not a peaceful hike if there’s a motocross race going on across the road.

solid 4 stars. good hike. lots of people, dogs, and bikes but there's enough room for everyone. friendly people and dogs. totally worth doing this hike

The trail was certainly animal crowded and muddy and icy even on a 70 degree day. Shame on some of the dog owners. I stepped in dog poop the first leg of the hike and as I was trail running back down with my dog a dog off leash jumped on me from behind knocking me down and growing at my dog. The owner ran up and apologized saying the dog doesn’t like other people!?I also saw two dogs off leash in a fight. Even though there are multiple signs saying your animal needs to be on a leash, no one listens. Great hike but stay away from the crowded weekend.

It was really beautiful! There’s still some snow/icy parts once you get close to the loop. That made it really hard to hike at times, feeling like you’re going to wipe out. Otherwise it was great!

hiking
1 month ago

It was very snowy in spots, which made for dangerous conditions (because most of the trail skims the side of the mountain) in which you could very likely slide down or hurt yourself. Without the snow, this trail would have been one of my favorites in a long time. Not too difficult and great views of Golden (and Denver when you get high enough). Lots of fun!

Quick access from Golden- yes it starts in a neighborhood. We went on 2/24 and it was crazy windy, with a ton of snow blowing around. We lost the trail and weren’t able to finish. Ice present on trail but good shoes should be enough to get you through.

I will agree with what others say about it being a very exposed hike. It’s doesn’t really feel ”secluded”, but for how close it is to Golden it’s still worth the trip if you’re looking to not drive very far. Terrain was fun- some parts easy, some parts rocky.

Nice little hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing workout, stunning views!

Great trail. Nice distance and the hill isn’t bad. Nice view at the top. Took the dogs and they did well on it. Recommend for a nice casual hike.

Wonderful hike! Took about. 3hrs in total and make sure to take plenty of water as it’s quite a work out going up! Icy in areas, crampons would be ideal, although we just had good waking shoes and managed ok. Great views over Denver, rather exposed for most of the walk but a nice bit toward the second half through the trees. Would definitely recommend!

hiking
2 months ago

Primarily exposed hike with little tree coverage. A little bit of snowfall meant that we barely had company on this popular trail. Still issues with dogs off-leash. This one is good for some front-range exercise, but the views and scenery aren’t much in terms of wow-factor. The nightbird trailhead is in a neighborhood, so please be respectful and street park safely. You can always access the loop from the cedar Gulch side if necessary.

Love this trail! As soon as you get over the first hill the traffic/city noise dies almost completely (only making an appearance at a couple of crests; otherwise it’s pretty quiet). A couple rocky spots but nothing too bad as long as you’re careful. I frequently take my dog with me on this trail - there is quite a bit of dog traffic but we have yet to have problems with unleashed pets.

hiking
2 months ago

Got this trail done along with Bergen Peak Trail, 10 miles total.

Great views of the city. Super muddy for the pups, but a good time!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Icy in the beginning and very muddy if you bring the pups!

hiking
2 months ago

Led a group up Nightbird Gulch to Mount Galbraith loop 1/27/18. The snow last week left many icy patches, so this is best done with some yaktrax and a couple of poles. The whole thing took about 4 hours, and it was busy, even in January. Great hike.

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