Turkey Trot Trail

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Mount Falcon Park

Turkey Trot Trail is a 4.8 kilometer 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: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 242 m Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

road biking

running

forest

views

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

no shade

Note: This trail can close during the wet season due to muddy conditions. For more information, please see https://www.jeffco.us/1332/Mount-Falcon-Park. 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

hiking
1 day ago

I loved this hike! A nice 3 mile loop with awesome views.

running
3 days ago

Busy, but room to pass A great run ... if you like hills

5 days ago

I got to the trail at 0630 and the parking lot was nearly full. When I left the lot was overflowing and cars were lining the roads, despite all the no parking signs. Keep this in mind if you do this trail on a weekend. The Turkey trot is hikers only, which is nice. If you decide to go up or down via the castle trail it's shared use with mountain bikes. Decent views of downtown Denver at the top.

hiking
10 days ago

Best view!!! Love it

hiking
11 days ago

Highly trafficked is an understatement, this trail is packed! And parking is tricky to find. Went around 12:30pm as reference. The trail is a steep start for the first .5 miles but levels out to a gradual incline from there. There’s a perfect stop at the top where you link to Castle Trail that you can set up a hammock. Good views and overall good hike!

15 days ago

Holy moly! The parking lot was packed and cars were parked all along the road on the way in at 10:30am on a Thursday.

hiking
16 days ago

Beautiful trial close to Denver. This trail offers beautiful views of Red Rocks, downtown Denver, and the entire front range. We ran into a very angry rattle snake right off the trial, so keep your eyes and ears open and dogs on leash in this area for their protection.

16 days ago

a great quick hike 30 minutes from Denver!

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

Nice hike, 1500ft of elevation gain which was a bit challenging. I would say 6/10 difficulty as a young (24) but inexperienced hiker in decent shape with hiking shoes (Speedcross 5). We detoured a bit and completed this in about 3 hours, 3.75 miles. Would recommend but we suggest eating well and bringing water/snacks. Also, as people mentioned, there's rattlesnakes so be safe and keep an eye out. We did not see one but met other hikers who did.

hiking
no shade
17 days ago

Nice trail. Went on a Monday and was not too busy and did not have much coverage on a hot sunny day

hiking
18 days ago

This is a very enjoyable easy-moderate trail. I finished 33 mins after sunset which was about as dark as you’d want to be out without a headlamp. Plenty of wildlife - saw about 6 deer and a dozen rabbits. No rattlesnakes. The Castle Trail portion of the loop allows mountain bikes but the trail is plenty wide. It looks SUPER fun on a bike. Great views of Red Rocks and distant views of downtown.

hiking
20 days ago

Beautiful trail and beautiful day... rattlesnakes and all (after all, it is nature ). Word of advice, Park Rangers were rightly reprimanding people cutting through sensitive areas so they could get back to their cars parked in neighborhoods when the designated parking lot had tons of open spaces. Be respectful of both nature and others.

hiking
22 days ago

Only leaving a 1-star because a rattlesnake almost striked my friend on the path today around 3:00 PM. Beware of your surroundings

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful quick hike. Wore hiking shoes but would have been fine in tennis shoes. I consider this the perfect visitor hike since it’s close to Denver, not too difficult, and has spectacular views. Some mountain bikers, doggies, and kids. Great little burst of a hike!

hiking
26 days ago

Thanks to COVID-19, this has become my favorite hike to get some fresh air and be close to home. Go early or in the evening for less crowds

hiking
27 days ago

this is one of my favorite after work hikes. it’s close to denver and a decent workout!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Not too crowded during the weekdays. Most hikers were polite and quite a few wore masks (thank you!)

hiking
1 month ago

Great, well-maintained trail for a quick hike or run. There was a lot of trash and dog bags on the sides of the trail :/ go early or late

hiking
1 month ago

Sweet trail, but man oh man was it packed. It’s close to Red Rocks so I feel like it’s a well known trail that attracts a lot of people. All in all, solid trail but be prepared for all the foot and bike traffic.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail option if you're short on time and want something close to Denver. Not many people on a Friday morning until you have to get back on the trail that allows bikes which is a bit inconvient since there isn't much room. Some shade in the middle of the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Not a lot of shade on the way up but some tree coverage in the middle. Great views of Red Rocks and downtown Denver. We went at noon on a Friday and it wasn’t super crowded. There are bikes allowed on half of the trail which was a little inconvenient (not a lot of room on the trail). Plenty of parking.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

great trail. moderate work out. no bikers on most of it, until it connects back to castle trail. we did run into a rattlesnack right next to the path - be careful! also please wear your masks!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great adventure today! This trail offers incredible views and a challenge for the body....nourishing for the heart, body, mind and soul!! Time for a good snack!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Nice mix of shade and sun on the way up. Good views of the front range. Not overly crowded on a weekday morning

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail back to back mornings because I loved it so much. Arrived at 7:30 AM both times to avoid traffic and to beat the heat. Took both my pups and they handled it great. Incline in full sun to start with, shaded forest in the middle which was welcomed for both me and the dogs. Finished in an hour and a half, taking our time. A little rocky but doable in my nikes for sure! Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and shady in afternoon, 4 miles total.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with a great red rocks and city view. However, it was very crowded. Hardly anyone was wearing masks and was impossible to keep a safe distance at times. Many large groups and narrow trails. Do not recommend on the weekends.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick beautiful hike. On weekends the parking lot is full by 830, so be aware !!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful hike with great views... lots of traffic.

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