Explore the most popular trails near Morrison with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


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We went on a Saturday morning with our dog, it was busy around 745am or so. The pathways are narrow in some areas. Hiking boots aren’t necessary however there are many areas with loose dirt and uneven footing that are a bit slippery with standard tennis shoes. There are signs for rattle snakes and mountain lions but we didn’t see any. Cool rock formations with pathway information/history of formations.

Very pretty bike especially if you are interested in seeing wildlife and cool rock formations.

Beautiful trail. It was such a hot day but the views were worth it.

Close to the city. Short distance.

3 days ago

Beautiful rocks, short hike but the trail was steep in some parts. Would recommend parking at the top of Plains View Rd (where there is also a wonderful picnic area) and hiking from there to the peak and back down rather than doing it as a loop.

This is a good, easy trail most people could do. There are some inclines and a distance across the rock that could be an issue for some. Great views of the formations.

Nice trail for all ages

pretty quick hike but pretty steep. if you’re short on time, give it a go. i will say, this is a perfect rattlesnake habitat. tons of shrubs

Beautiful scenery! Hiked while on vacation. Saw some wildlife that was not bothered a bit by out presence. Highly recommend.

One of my favorite hikes. Beautiful scenery all around with great photo opportunities. A bit of an incline for a nice workout. Trail has an entrance/exit at the amphitheater, which is also another fun way to exercise.

amazing views of the flatlands and mountains. gorgeous hike for so close to Denver. loved the history!

climbed it 3x. love the elevation gain, great for training. it feels like it's straight up and you get a nice ridge line in the middle and wonderful views at the top.

very nice well kept trail, has a couple cool spots off to the side with nice mountain views, and on the opposite side has a nice view of Denver, ruins were very cool too

Nice loop around the majestic Red Rocks! Definitely worth it if you're visiting the area and want to experience its quick desert-like trail. Wish you could see the amphitheater from there though; and be prepared for little to no shade! It was 90+ with not a single cloud in the sky when we went :p

The historical ruins are very cool! Took a visiting family member from out of state and it seemed like a good fit for her while still adjusting to the altitude. Pretty crowded with lots of familes and dogs. No amazing vistas, but some decent overlooks and views to Red Rocks Amphitheatre. It's nice how all the little side trails connect so you can add or minus mileage as you like. Found the historical information and ruins to be the coolest part of the day.

One of my favorite hikes since it is so close to Denver but a different geography. I live very close and prefer to take guests here.
I’ve seen owls and raptors around the rocks and like the view at the end.

Lots of variety.

It's pretty much a reverse version of Dakota Ridge and Red Rocks Trail. First mile or so was boring, but once it gets closer to Red Rocks, the view gets better. Good and fun trail for beginner hikers. Have fun!

An enchanted forest! Evergreens, lots of shade simply beautiful and good workout.

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Lovely, picturesque views of the range with wildflowers lining the path. I believe this trail goes from the geologic overlook parking lot to the main amphitheater lot and you have to take the road back up? We just went from lot to lot and went back, did not do a loop. Good exercise though. There are some fun, steep, rocky parts but it’s all got railings. Looks like Pride Rock from the Lion King!

Very nice hike.

15 days ago

A bit crowded on a Saturday, and most of the trail is totally exposed so got pretty hot even in the mid-morning. No incredible vistas but decent views throughout. Ruins were neat.

This is my favorite front range hike! Huge elevation gain for such a short distance! Great way to prepare for 14ers on the weekend.

Love this hike. Cons are the lack of shade and no seating along the paths.

Really enjoyed this hike. Pretty steep grade on the first and last leg of the hike, but such a worthwhile experience. Great training, due to the elevation gain in less than 1.7 miles. As previously stated by other reviewers, there’s very little shade, so if it’s a warm day, be prepared for that and bring plenty of water.
Hearing the sound check of the band getting ready for the concert at Red Rocks was an added benefit.

Easy hike with great views

19 days ago

Nice historical hike.

19 days ago

Surprisingly scenic for being in the middle of everything. Great when looped with Red Rocks.

on Red Rocks Trail

19 days ago

During the week, the traffic is decently low. Nice lookouts and lots of raptors surfing the air currents around the cliffs. Loop with Dakota Ridge for a decent mileage loop.

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