Explore the most popular dogs on leash 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.

Good beginner

Close to Denver. A great little trail with the amphitheater as a backdrop.

It's not flat, that's for sure. But not too hard. There's variation. Some trees, some sunny spots. Rocky path. Some small streams. Everyone had their dogs on leashes. It was beautiful. Several great views.

My roommates and I did this hike last Saturday (5/12) as a part of the many challenges offered through Cotopaxi's Questival. We started our hike around 9 am and completed the out-and-back around 11:30 am.

It was a beautifully majestic morning as the mist settled upon the mountain and made us feel as though we were trekking somewhere in the Northwest U.S.. However, this did take away from some of the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape due to the lack of visibility.

This was a bit more strenuous than I initially anticipated, but I also went in with no prior research being done on the hike and thought it was only around 3 miles round trip. When it was more than twice that length I was a little surprised, but enjoyed the challenge nevertheless.

This was a very pleasant hike that I would definitely like to do again (on a clearer day) when I can take in some of the views!

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7 days ago

Nice and easy trail for a short hike day...flowers around and dry trail. Busy during the week ends, even nicer during the week days.

hiking
7 days ago

beautiful hike, with wild flowers and wild life....very nice light during sunset

Lots of switch backs but it was really beautiful. A nice view of the skyline!

great views

Perfect hike for non-acclimated visitors. Great views and easier hike to get outside!

Close to the city, quick trip- great for running or a casual stroll. Saw a lot of folks with their dogs out

Fun but crowded. Great for families w littles.

Slightly challenging, very well traveled trail, beautiful views!

Awesome easy hike with a few steep areas.

Very easy walk along the creek, but it is incredibly busy. It was nice to be able to stop and enjoy the creek if you could find anywhere that wasn't already occupied.

I parked in the community and had my car towed! There are plenty of other trails that are not private. You need a tag to park in the neighborhood or the trail head and it's not worth getting towed.

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12 days ago

Pretty good trail. I started on Castle Trail and was a bit worried because there were tons of people (I thought this would be more secluded). Once I hit Meadow Trail to Parmalee it was great! Tiny bit muddy today but not a big deal. Parmalee was deceiving in the beginning as I thought the trail was pretty easy but was marked as moderate. There was quite the surprise at the end when it became somewhat steep and got the heart rate up!

To be honest, I was a little sad that I could hear the highway from some parts of the hike, but then again it’s a beautiful trail for not having to go too far into the foothills. Plus, it was nice because this trail offered covered areas high up to see the beautiful scenery around you. Easily marked trails, restrooms at the beginning. Definitely a good trail to bring either a beginner or someone who might not want to do a super long hike. I think it would also be great if you bring a lunch and take a break at one of the covered spaces!

I would definitely do this trail again!

Great easy trail. It was cloudy so views weren’t that great. Trails were well maintained

My go-to hike in the area when I’m looking for something super easy and to just hang around at. The rock formations are fun to climb as well!

Great views, decent elevation gain.

It was really beautiful and challenging because it is a long trail. We took Turkey Trot up and went to the castle via Castle Trail then back down castle trail. The Walker Castle is a faint memory, but you can get a feel of it’s grandeur from all of the dilapidated fireplaces.

Always a fun hike. Great views by the homestead.

Hiked this trail for the first time today and it was perfect for a beginner like myself. The trail itself is pretty muddy and snowy from the past few days of snow but was easy to hike in boots. The snow made the views incredible and I'd love to explore more of this area.

Favorite solo hike eva!

Awesome views but it was tough for our three kids (8, 6, and 3). As adults we loved it though.

Easy walk in an breathtaking place. The rock formations are amazing with great views.

Good workout due to steep elevation grade. Well maintained trail. Everyone was courteous-so no issues with bikers. Interesting “castle” ruin at top. I would hike it again - but either earlier in the morning or later in the day since the mid-morning sun is very strong and there is very little shade on the ascent.

Great workout great local hike

It was beautiful and well groomed trail. I put 4 stars coz of the bikers. They are inconsiderate and rude to hikers, walkers. They need a designated area for bikers only, so they can be rude to each other.

26 days ago

windy on days with bad weather, since most are along Meadows

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