Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop

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Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop is a 6.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,601 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

snowshoeing

running

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

Please check with the park before attempting this hike: https://www.jeffco.us/1332/Mount-Falcon-Park The route starts climbing immediately through gorgeous miles of switchbacks.

hiking
snow
4 days ago

Did the full loop trail starting at Turkey Trot to the ruins and back. Snowy hike today so different sections of soft and hard packed snow. Didn’t need microspikes but still wore them on the way back down just to be careful. Nice and quiet during the week, only saw two other people. Lots of deer off the trail too!

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icy
snow
7 days ago

Just did the loop but it was a great hike!

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snow
8 days ago

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icy
snow
9 days ago

Great trail. Hiked on 2/15. Needed micro spikes and I would’ve liked my poles on the way down. Beautiful views and vistas. Took us 4.5 hours

hiking
snow
12 days ago

Great trail. Well packed in most areas. Some areas drifted. Cut off out and back part of trail as it started snowing. Only completed loop = 3.5 miles.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

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snow
17 days ago

Started at noon, took about 2hrs, 45min. The trail is mostly in full sun, and it was a sunny, warm 50 degree day. The area just got 8" of snow, but thanks to hikers with snowshoes, the trail was snow-packed, making it easier for us to hike with hiking boots and no spikes. On our way down, the trail was getting slushy. Layers and sunscreen recommended.

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17 days ago

One of my weekly go-tos for good views and fitness! Went this past Wednesday (2/5/20) after some fresh snow fall and it was gorgeous! Can add mileage at the Upper loop and Two Dogs has a great view of the city for sunrise!

hiking
snow
19 days ago

Beautiful trail with all that snow! Spikes helped a lot.

icy
21 days ago

Most of the trail was dry and manageable with hiking boots but coming down on the castle trail side of the loop was especially icy. It would be a good idea to always carry your microspikes. Search and rescue was assisting a women that badly fell.

hiking
21 days ago

Hiked today, had absolutely gorgeous weather. Still some icy and muddy spots, but mostly dry trails. It was crowded, but not too many bikes.

Excellent trail, can’t wait to do it again!

recorded Mount Falcon Castle Trail Loop

hiking
icy
muddy
22 days ago

running
muddy
rocky
23 days ago

hiking
icy
23 days ago

Was extremely windy. All the way up and all the way down. That would be my only complaint. OverAll it was a great hike for the winter though. Was ice on the trail in a lot of places, but was able to hike with just hiking boots. Trail is pretty much up hill the entire way to the walker home ruins. The trail starts at the bottom and goes to the top of the mountain. On the way back it was all down hill though. You get awesome views of Denver and Red Rocks on the way up and down. We got there before sunrise and got to see the sun rise over both, and it was awesome. Views at the ruins are awesome with views of the mountains behind. The view from the “summer White House” were even better. Saw two big buck deers and a group of does as well.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail to the Walker Home ruins! Pretty intense going up, but coming back was all downhill. There were patches of ice on the trail, but it was totally doable in hiking boots.

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icy
27 days ago

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muddy
29 days ago

The hike is good, but ridiculously crowded. If you’re looking to escape people, this is not the hike for you. The vast majority of the views are those of the city. And there is still A LOT of ice on the trail. I read these reviews before I went and people said the ice was avoidable, but that is NOT the case. You need spikes. I fell and saw a lot of others fall as well. So, keep that in mind.

hiking
icy
muddy
1 month ago

Great trail - there were long stretches of ice, so I wish I had spikes but it was slushy enough in some places that my trail runners were enough. Did a five mile loop coming down the turkey trot trail, it was wonderful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Definitely worth the extra hike to see the remains of the White House of the West.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail! However, I’ve noticed that people don’t say hello on hikes in Colorado. I’m from California and everyone says hello as they pass each other on their hikes. People here aren’t as friendly and act as if we’re passing each other on a city sidewalk.

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snow
1 month ago

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