Mount Falcon Castle Trail

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Mount Falcon Castle Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1732 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

rocky

snow

Starts climbing immediately through gorgeous miles of switch backs.

hiking
1 hour ago

Loved the hike. Beautiful views all hike and great trail conditions. Only issue was a few people had dogs off leashes but it didn’t take away from the hike. Will definitely be going back!

15 hours ago

Love this trail and the surrounding trails.

mountain biking
2 days ago

We love biking out here! Great views for little work.

hiking
4 days ago

Great trail! Great views the whole way with a really good cardio workout. A lot of incline trails the whole way up so be prepared !

hiking
5 days ago

Hiked this 3/17. Little Challenging but the views are incredible and completely worth it.

7 days ago

Great workout and views on this hike. Not super crowded despite the parking lot overflowing. I would definitely do it again.

hiking
8 days ago

Went with my dog. Easy beautiful hike. Not a lot of traffic on the trails, we saw maybe 5 people. I highly recommend it!

Great hike for dogs

28 days ago

Breathtaking views.

hiking
28 days ago

This was a nice moderate hike with good views and steady incline. Trail was easy to follow and well kept. I’m brought my dog and had him off leash for some of the way up but a lot of mountain bikers on the trail so I’d recommend keeping your pup safe at your side and on leash. I’d recommend getting to the trail head early as the parking lot and trail both get full after 10am.

hiking
29 days ago

great hike!

1 month ago

Snow and ice almost completely gone, just a few muddy spots remain. Worth the time to add Walker’s Dream to your hike!

1 month ago

Great views of the city

1 month ago

Hiked a few weeks ago. Cool historic site early on, heavy traffic, pretty challenging on the way back up. Great day hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail has incredible views throughout! It starts of with a lot of up via several switchbacks but then you get to cruise and enjoy the views so the hard part is worth it. As of March 11 there were a few areas that still had some hard-packed snow and/or ice but overall not very much and I didn’t have any trouble with it in just boots. There were a good number of people hiking and biking on a Sunday afternoon but it didn’t feel crowded to me on the trail. You do need to keep an eye out for bikers- we always had plenty of time to step to the side though. Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, moderate incline, lots of gorgeous views and pretty long. Feels like a workout, but just keep going! If you reach the picnic benches, you are almost to the ruins!! Still some ice in the shadier places, but mostly dry and warm in the sun.

hiking
1 month ago

Great steady incline with beautiful views. I was just expecting a little more at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic trail. We hiked up Turkey Trot (no bikes) and down Castle Trail (bikes on it). We didn't go all the way to the end of the Castle Trail. We turned around at the pavilion with picnic tables.

We did the hike between 11am-1:30pm on a Saturday, and while the parking lot was packed (and cars were parked up the road a 200 yards) the trail didn't feel that crowded. Everyone was super friendly. There were a lot of dogs on the trail but all were on leash and the trail was wide enough so plenty of room to pass.

The trails were very dry...just a few short patches of slush/snow but easy to navigate and no risk of slippage.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views all along this heavily trafficked trail. Lots of people, even for a Monday morning. Some icy/snowy spots - spikes would be handy but not necessary. Overall good hike, I will be back!

1 month ago

loved the trail for it's amazing views! Bring a buddy and another car if you don't want to hike up the mountain. you can just hike down. go on a weekday if you hate people. for the reviewers who are bummed out about unleashed dogs - how is the opportunity to pet a friendly pupper a bad thing?

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike and the loop is perfect for a a hike you can just fit into your weekday or weekend morning

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail but pretty muddy and icy in patches and lots of hikers and dogs.

hiking
2 months ago

Close to Denver, views of Red Rocks, and a nice climb up. Go during the week if you want a less busy hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. Icy in a few sections. Take your spikes

hiking
2 months ago

Good outing that's nice and close. This a solid hike to keep in shape - starting from east lot to the top. Lots of people, some ice, plenty muddy. A study in erosion.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of incline, rocks and today, quite a bit of icy, snow packed and muddy sections. Glad I had my spikes. Heavily trafficked and lots of people who ignore the dog leash rule. Nice views and great workout.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail with great views. Didn’t need crampons even tho there was still some snow and ice in areas. Total hike was 8.47 miles took us 3.5 hours. Nice workout and hike

hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail. Elevation gain isn’t too bad. Views are great!! A little icy today. Used spikes for a brief period.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this 1/8. This listing starts you at the East trailhead for a moderate climb to the castle, probably 4 miles in. Beautiful views of downtown Denver and Red Rocks on the way up. Be sure to take the extra spur to Bird's Eye, near the West Trailhead. The Presidents' House has a neat history but much less to see on that spur.

3 months ago

Always a good hike

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