Explore the most popular forest trails in Mount Falcon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great views

Good trail for beginners and great views. Stumbled across a heard of dear near the top by the summer whitehouse monument this morning.

Very kid friendly; must bring my 5yo next time.

Great views! Preferred doing this section uphill and turkey trot downhill

Really enjoyed our hike this weekend with our puppy. Make sure to park at the West/Upper Lot. This hike is for the most part on a level path with modest incline/declines at times. You can see the Walker Home ruins and the planned Summer White House ruins on this route.

really nice little hike. great for dogs, not sure why rated as moderate because its pretty darn easy.

Do the Devils Elbow trial!!

trail running
6 months ago

Convenient and well worn trail. Busy on weekends, go m-f for quiet traffic:)

Very easy trail. More of a walk and less of a hike, but pretty nonetheless!

Beautiful meadows, beautiful vistas. Sept 2017

Very pretty hike with nice views from the shelter and tower. Added on the Old Ute Trail loop which is shady.

Very easy at first but gets harder the second half. Not a lot of shade. Very fun hike for a beginner like me. Just don't push yourself too hard.

very nice trail.... thought it was more moderate than intermediate... then reached a steep area at the end.... that made it intermediate. great views!

Nice hike. A lot easier than I anticipated. It was mostly really clean and wide trail.

10 months ago

Nice hike for families, went on a weekday and had lots of time alone on the trail. Hike to the tower was challenging for my 6-year-old (coming from sea-level) but she made it and the views were stunning!

So pretty! Great views.

Monday, May 15, 2017

We completed this section of the park with our four and six year old. They really dug the 'castle ruins' and we saw a lot of wildlife. Even on a Sunday morning with the parking lots full and many families on the trail we still ended up with some quiet stretches where we were alone. The hardest part for our youngest was the climb to the fire tower, but he made it and the views from up there were amazing! We had a picnic at the Eagle Eye Shelter before we made our way back down.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Hiked 3/5/17 would have rated this 2.5 (average)
- only about 300 yards of trail with snow
- sunny and slightly breezy up at the top.
- highly trafficked including fair amount of cyclists
- had to park 1/4 mile away from actual lot

What to expect::::
- trail is very rocky and in parts very worn out by tire tracks
- 3 miles of good incline until it flattens out near the castle ruins
- okay views of the Rockies, it was mostly views of the eastern plans and small foothills
- trail is pretty sparse of vegetation
- not a secluded hike, a lot of people especially on weekends

This trail was a good hike but definitely if you can't resort to driving farther to other hiking spots this was just average. Seems like a better spot for mt biking or trail running. This hike is not worth the proximity to Denver if you are looking for great views of the Rockies, forested trails, or being secluded.

P.S - If you just want to see the castle just park in the upper lot

Monday, October 31, 2016

Great trail, has diversity of difficulty and connects easily between easy to moderate. Saw some ruins of an old estate, two looking towers, and great views of red rocks, meadows, downtown and so much more.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Trail starts out easy and wide with plenty of opportunities to select other, more challenging options. Great views of Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater and west to the mountains.

6 days ago

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