Explore the most popular forest 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.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, nice views, but saw two rattlesnakes (7/17) on our way down Turkey Trot. One was quite big and one was a bit smaller. Just be super careful because they’re really hard to see if they’re just off the trail.

Very well kept trails, easy trek before sunrise to top of Mt. Falcon with great views of Denver

Relatively easy hike. Decent incline at the beginning but then it was more rolling hills than steep up and downs. Moderately busy and a beautiful area!

hiking
8 days ago

Fun hike would do it again. Great addition to the rest of that area. Added over 5 miles to it and we were there about 5 hours.

on Turkey Trot Trail

hiking
11 days ago

This is a great trail to take folks on who are visiting from out of town. Just enough elevation gain to feel like a hike, but not too long or intense. Especially great for kiddos and pups, since there are no bikes allowed on the Turkey Trot portion of the trail. The first 2/3 of the trail are not shaded so go early (or late) and be prepared for full sun. The last 1/3 is in the trees and lovely before the loop connects to Castle Trail. Be on the lookout for snakes in this area, we saw one bull snake on the way down Castle Trail. He was off to the side but very hard to spot until we were right up on him.

hiking
11 days ago

Really cool view with Denver in the background. Even though it’s a shorter distance trail, still works you a bit!

Not a hard trail to tackle but there’s zero cover around most of the res. It got hot quick today and breaks were necessary but again, no cover in that area. The creek by the trail was awesome and my dog loved it, and these areas are shaded as well. My first time on this trail and next time I would take the opposite way around in order to get the no cover area around the res out of the way. Also was pleased with access to bathrooms.

This is a fun hike with views of red rocks. There may or may not be rattlesnakes on the trail. We just saw one baby and went around it. It is a decent incline for the first half of the trail, so it does take a little bit of cardio to complete.

Watch out for rattle snakes! I saw one yesterday 6/23. It was about 4 feet long, was in the middle in the trail on the Castle Trail portion coming down.

nature trips
25 days ago

A decent hike with good views of Red Rocks and Denver.

hiking
25 days ago

the views were nice. excellent hike especially if you don't have an entire day to spend.

Lovely trail with a few options to go harder or stay easy. Definitely the on the Easy side of Moderate. Saw lots of wildlife (lots of birds, a few deer).

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy for a moderate trail but some very cool views along the way

1 month ago

Loved this trail - will def do it again! Saw a young buck. Great views of Red Rocks going up and Denver coming down! Most of the elevation gain is near the beginning of the trail within the first mile. Very enjoyable hike. Lots of traffic though - people, horses, and then bikers on the Castle Trail.

This was a great, short hike just far enough away from the city to get great views. My out of shape dog was able to handle this one nicely.

Hiked here on 6/2; very pretty trail and beautiful day. So many wildflowers!! First part was steep for a bit but then leveled out, but overall pretty easy hike! Parking was limited, we got there around 11am though.

The view at the top is nice but I'm not sure it's worth having to listen to the highway, consistently moving out of the way for mountain bikers, and being very hot because there is no shade.

hiking
1 month ago

a nice easy hike. it was pretty and not too many people as soon as you leave the open space at the bottom. lots of uphill. a nice hike for when you just wanna get out for a little while and exercise, you can pretty much do it at any point during the daytime since it's pretty short.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Easy hike with a lot of switchbacks

on Turkey Trot Trail

hiking
1 month ago

A little crowded, but not really that bad. Beautiful views. 5/28 two rattle snakes seen on the trail in separate areas, but they were babies. Surprising given the amount of traffic.

Great morning hike just a short drive from Denver. We attempted to do the Legault Mountain trail and found the paths a bit confusing on how to combine Legacy with Aspen to make that happen. Either way, great shady path and nice loop.

Good beginner

hiking
2 months 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.

great views

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy and fun hike with beautiful views of Red Rocks. Not far outside of Denver, so it's easily accessible. However, the parking lot is small so it may fill up on weekends. Trail is rocky and muddy at times, but easily worth it. Highly recommended if you want a 1-2 hour hike.

Loved it!

My dog loves playing in the creek. Very easy to move on. Can get crowded in the summer and on weekends

great hike. Saw some deer. Cool ruins. Hikers, horses and mountain bikes

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike for my friend, myself and our two dogs!

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