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

trail running

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

As of 3/09/2019 - users have reported that the east trailhead to Mount Falcon Park is closed. As weather improves, check trail for reopening. Visitors can still access this trail via west trailhead. Starts climbing immediately through gorgeous miles of switch backs.

hiking
13 hours ago

The trail was enjoyable but we saw one rattlesnake off the trail and later some of our group passed a rattlesnake on the trail. It didn’t rattle until half of our group passed.

hiking
4 days ago

I really enjoyed the scenery and the trail is easy to navigate. There is some wildlife and did see a rattlesnake.

hiking
5 days ago

I've lived in the Denver Metro area my whole life, and gone on this trail a lot. It's an easy walk/hike with beautiful destinations. But over the past years has become crowded during peak season.

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no shade
rocky
7 days ago

fun trail. moderate difficulty. make sure your dogs have boots. my dogs who both hike regularly got their paws shredded not even halfway up. cool ruins. very little shade.

hiking
11 days ago

Nice trail close to Denver. Easy to find, ample parking, and well maintained. There isn’t much shade for the majority of the trail so plan accordingly. Also saw my first rattle snake of the season so be careful!

hiking
13 days ago

This was a nice easy hike that is close to Denver. A little traffic on the trail but that is to be expected

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no shade
16 days ago

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no shade
16 days ago

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no shade
17 days ago

04/26/2019 - no parking or park fee - lots of parking - loose gravel trail - not a lot of shade - not difficult, this was my first trail didn’t even bring water that time.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail. Nice view of Red Rocks on the way up and a little piece of Colorado history once you get to the top. One of my favorites!

hiking
18 days ago

Started at 9:30am. We went two miles up in full sun with temps in the high 80s. There's very little shade. Great views of Red Rocks and Denver. Saw a rattlesnake on way down. Would recommend doing this trail during cooler temps.

hiking
18 days ago

Very toasty, not much shade on castle trail though I enjoyed the sunshine. Saw 1 rattler, a lizard and a deer. Nice hike for a Sunday morning, not a tough hike except for dealing with the heat today. Bikers were respectful. Overall enjoyed.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike close to Denver. Would recommend for all ages. Brought our dog and saw plenty other pups on the trail. Good amount of parking.

hiking
18 days ago

Dog friendly, great views. Go early as it got a little crowded as the day went on.

hiking
21 days ago

Very nice hike close to metro Denver. Definitely worth the extra effort to walk the extra half mile or so down “Walkers Dream” to see the ruins and cornerstone of the summer White House. For those of us living at Sea level (Oregon), the altitude gain is definitely a factor. Be sure to take plenty of water if doing this hike in the summer months.

hiking
24 days ago

really nice, easy, smooth trail with good views and lots of flowers. hiked it today but will have to go back with my bike!

hiking
27 days ago

beautiful flowers very pleasant trail!

hiking
28 days ago

Easy hike near Red Rocks. Nothing terribly exciting about this trail. We did see a rattlesnake in the middle of the path on our way down.

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked through clouds—beautiful, even without a view in the distance. A quiet alternative to Red Rocks.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail to take a dog on! It was well marked out and had plenty to see the whole way up and down. Expect to get dirty, this is a dusty trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Completed this hike from base and took castle trail all the way up and most of the way down until we could do turkey trot. Some wild flowers and wildlife (bunny and deer) and pretty views. Out of shape hiker so it took us 4 hours total (we stopped for lunch at the picnic table near the top. Castle (chalet) ruins were interesting. Nice hike.

It would’ve been perfect but I got blisters, ran into a rattle snake and a skunk. Lol. Only did the loop due to the blisters. Next time I’d stick to Turkey Trot trail...it’s much prettier

hiking
1 month ago

A bit crowded with mountain bikes, hikers, and runners; however, excellent views of red rocks and Denver. The flowers are beautiful this time of year. The Walker castle ruins were a special treat. In summary, a great moderate hike to begin the season.

Excellent hike. Went up castle trail that was a steady gain. Had to share the trail with bikes. Went to see the Walker home ruins. Great place to eat lunch. Took Turkey Trot trail back which does not allow bikes. Wonderful views of the red rocks.

excellent trail for running

hiking
1 month ago

really awesome hike! tons of wildflowers. the whole hike has amazing views. the castle ruins were worth the trek up. nice and breezy kept all the bugs away

hiking
1 month ago

Good views of red rocks and Denver in the distance

hiking
1 month ago

Get there early (730) to beat the crowd, mountain bikes and hot sun. Started at east parking and went up got the top and came down via turkey trot. Good moderate hike to start the season!

Somewhat crowded but great views of Red Rocks and Denver.

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