Explore the most popular views 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.

Go early, this trail is exposed and gets very hot, too hot for dogs midday.

Warning: Part of the powerline that follows the trail unhooked and fell crossing the trail. I didn't see any exposed wires, but I wasn't keen to find out if it was active or not. Easy enough to step over.

3 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.

Really enjoyed this hike. It was cool and foggy, but it was still lovely. Pretty easy hike if you’re in shape. The ruins are fascinating.

Don’t be deceived by the tourist hot spot nearby, this is a real hike. My watch clocked 2 miles to the top and an elevation gain of 2,000 feet. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. The hike itself is rewarding with great view at the top. Wear sturdy soles shoes, the terrain is craggy. Definitely worth doing.

Was great for beginners. Not too rocky depending on which path you take. Didn't see much wildlife though, aside from a ton of butterflies and grasshopper. I would say light trafficking but I got there at 9am and stayed to 11am. (on my way out there were a handful of people coming in)

Nice short hike with good views. Went on a Monday around noon. Some people on the trail, but not a lot. Lots of places to park for free. Took just under an hour round-trip for my wife and I. It was 90 degrees and sunny and there’s basically no shade the entire time so bring sunscreen and a hat/sunglasses. Elevation isn’t too bad, but it gets a little tougher in the heat.

trail running
5 days ago

A great place for a quick trail run. Challenging, but you wont die.

Wow, this was one of the fun trails I've done in the past! Unfortunately my phone died while I was recording. The weather was perfect for it, (72F, cloudy) so we were able to handle 90% no share trail was not too bad.

Short but challenging and beautiful hike. This is great 14er practice without committing a full day or travelling far from Denver.

6 days ago

Great trail that gets your heart rate going and wonderful views. Went up the castle trail up to walkers dream trail and took turkey trot on the way down. Saw a deer on the way. Effort to views was ideal

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

Very challenging trail and it is great for exercise of a class 2 hiking trail. Few areas are just plain steep dirt with little loose rocks here and there and I would imagine it will be very slippery and muddy during wet season. About 3/4 to the top is a little scrambling. Short and intense.

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!

Great morning hike. Good 8 mike hike! Great views, wild flowers and decent climb. Decently traveled today with a lot of mtn bikers and hikers.

8 days ago

Great trail with access on the west and east ends. West end is a more gradual slope–perfect for kids. The east end has great views towards Morrison, Downtown Denver, and Red Rocks.
We hiked from the west end of the Castle trail out to the old ranch house and cornerstone of the attempted Summer Whitehouse. On the way back we added the Meadow and Tower trails to the south to form a loop.
If starting in the morning from the west, I would recommend the reverse: Meadow, Tower, then Castle. (Castle Trail is shaded whereas Meadow is not)
Good map in this app, but maps available to print by searching “Jeff Co Open Space Mount Falcon Park.”

9 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.

Pretty good hike, it's fun to explore the whole area. Meandered through and went on other trails here and spend about 5 hours here. Moderate hiker.
Devil's Elbor was a nice addition.

After reading reviews my daughter and I decided to tackle this hike. We started up Turkey Trot which then connected to Castle trail to go to Walkers Dream and then down and to the right for the ruins. Whoever put this as moderate is plum crazy. The hiked kicked our butts!! Highly suggest taking Turkey Trot to connect to Castle trail, it is definitely more covered than doing the Castle Trail to start..what also no one seems to mention is the extensive up hill switch backs, it was a struggle. Not recommending for beginners.

Wide trail from the parking lot- good for all ages. Rolling path. Nice views from the castle. Interesting info signs. Trails are well marked.
Was there by 8:30 and top lot was full. Saw a couple deer.

on Turkey Trot Trail

12 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.

12 days ago

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

Fun easy dog friendly hike.

Hot! Good incline really pretty views, lots of butterflies. Clean bathrooms. There’s a nice incline on the way up and we did the turkey trot loop so the decline was easy. It took about 90 minutes we did stop for the views

14 days ago

I do this trail weekly (if I’m not traveling). Nice in the early morning or late evening. Good glimpses of wildlife but a great place to decompress and enjoy the outdoors.


nice easy loop. went on the 4 July. wasn't as busy as expected. took my three boys under 7 and my 10 year old nephew.

keep in mind this trail and it's proximity to civilization. one of the only "closer" trails I do to Denver. with that said if you want a more enjoyable experience get there early

Great park where you can pick and choose trails, difficulty, and length. No shade coverage anywhere so very hot and exposed.

Worth it for the views

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