Turkey Trot Trail

MODERATE 155 reviews

Turkey Trot Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Morrison, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
810 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

Turkey Trot Trail is 1.87 miles out and back, but the turn around point is a junction with Castle Trail which can be used to make it a loop. It is located near Morrison, Colorado and features views of Denver, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and wildlife. It is a relatively easy hike and is exclusively use

16 days ago

Great views, Don’t bring your stroller trails extremely rocky .

19 days ago

Lovely little hike. I enjoy this hike in the cooler temps. Just enough people so that if I got hurt, someone would come by and find me.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail for a quick hike. Nice views of downtown and a quick glimpse of the rolling whitecaps. The trail can get cold because there is not much sun exposure, so be prepared for the temperature to drop if you are hiking in the fall/winter; the trail will also hold snow so definitely wear the right shoes. Easy in and out to get to the trail, definitely check it out.

Bring water for your dog!!!!!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Don't let the name fool you! The first half of this hike is very challenging as it starts with a quick incline. Once you reach the higher elevation, you have great views of downtown Denver as well as Red Rocks. Worth it, but watch out for bikers on your way down.

hiking
2 months ago

Not very foresty, good views of Red Rocks though

3 months ago

Intense uphill hike for the Colorado elevation newbies! Beautiful though!! Rocky trail so wear good shoes! Great views of red rocks from the trail

hiking
3 months ago

This trail on the AllTrails app is incorrectly rated easy! I would rate this trail as moderate to hard. Was not prepared for the incline or terrain when I arrived. Ended up going about .5 miles and turned back. Definitely a challenge to work toward but not as a beginner as I am.

4 months ago

Way too many people

4 months ago

Hot open hike able to move fast. Prefer something more scenic.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike! Like other reviews said it's more moderate than easy. It's mostly exposed in the sun with a few occasional shady spots.

hiking
5 months ago

Surprisingly scenic trail close to Denver. Busy, but not crowded on a Thursday evening. Would avoid on the weekend as I'm sure it is crazy congested. Lovely views of the city, Red Rocks, and surrounding areas. Nice variety of vegetation as well. Recommend connecting with Castle Trail to complete a loop rather than going out and back. Agree with others that this leans moderate for a trail listed as easy, especially if you do the loop.

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect hike with the pups. Beautiful scenery

6 months ago

Definitely not "easy" and I'm from Colorado. I'm also active 7 days a week! Great for a good glute workout. I arrived at 7:30 am on a Saturday and took the last spot in the parking lot. I'd do it again but go earlier to avoid having to stop for bikers every other step or hear others chatting on the trails.

6 months ago

Fun trail. Basically straight up and then straight down.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful trail. Although I would not consider it "easy" it was tough for me and my husband but we are new to CO and hiking. Definitely worth it though. Took us about 2 1/2 hours.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail, on your way up it turns more beautiful. Good for beginners or for a couple of hours exercising.

hiking
9 months ago

Heavy traffic, but able to hike in Jan-Feb. Little snow can be icy, fun hike with great views of the Red Rocks.

geocaching
9 months ago

I enjoyed the trail but would definitely not call it easy. the first part of the trail is all uphill and fairly steep. Some great views and the back part of the loop was quite scenic. And then you have to go back downhill along the same steep grade.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail...alternatively VERY icey and snowpacked in sections. Starts out with a steady climb and doesn't let up, not crazy hard but a good hike. Cool views as you go up, bring yak trax or poles or something...too many people falling on the ice. On a Saturday at 10am, it was not overcrowded, still quiet and pretty mellow. Take this side up to meet Castle trail (about 2.0 miles) to avoid near death by decending bikers, it's a win win.

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