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.

I do this one at least once a week. Great training hike. I am posting because I have already seen, more than once, people asking how to get to the top when there is barely any daylight left. The top section of the ridge, after the tight trees, has some exposure. One needs a headlamp, Tripping over in the wrong spot and one can get hurt. A cell phone flashlight ties up one hand. Even if you turn around, from the false ridge to the car is just scree coming down. Not really fun to do it without light. This is rattlesnake paradise. Not sure I would want to spend the night (hurt) there.

trail running
1 day ago

wow! just stunning! this trail itself doesn't run through the amphitheatre but if you veer off this trail, the amphitheatre is a short walk away. I am sort of a geological nerd so these rock formations had my jaw on the floor. such a wild and beautiful place! even in October, make sure you have plenty of water.

Leg-burner close to Denver. Not a lot of shade, but well worth the trip. 2.5 hour round trip with a 15 minute break at the top. Great 360 views.

hiking
2 days ago

Amazing family hike! We arrived at 9:45 on a Sunday and found a spot right at the front, mostly because there was a steady stream of people leaving. We have been looking for a hike our almost 4 year old could do to build stamina and not ask to be carried constantly. She walked almost 1.5 miles on her own, mostly due to the creek running alongside for us to stop and play in every few hundred feet and the CONSTANT stream of other kids around us. We saw lots of strollers (BOB or similar would be best) and families. We had a blast with the almost totally flat trail and other families around us. Great family outing and great for building stamina for little hikers! ❤️ we will be back soon!

Nice early morning hike before the sun got too hike. Lots of parking and easy trails.

I loved the tower trail! Not difficult and beautiful!

hiking
4 days ago

Nice and easy trail!

This trail is the perfect combination of straight workout and technical challenge. some very small sections are class 3-4, so please stop and think carefully with your approaches since it's likely you only brought 1-3 gear and no helmet.

I lifted my dog up some of the vertical sections with great success for the both of us.

Loved this trail. Slow enough traffic, great views, incredible vertical climb. Need hiking boots to hike this though, something with a high ankle and great tread as the climb down is scary. Near top is really rocky, and my dog had some tears in his paws, so I wouldn’t recommend this for dogs. But great trail overall. Not for biking, not for trail running, but a great workout.

Nice trail, a good place to just get out for a while. Not too easy or too hard, a good workout going up.

Beautiful trail, more like moderate with some hard sections. Pretty easy overall. Exposed with little shade. Encountered a rattle snake on the trail!

Note: the direction button for this trail leads you to the Green Mountain Trailhead, which is on the other side of Dakota Ridge! If you go there you'll probably have an easier time finding parking than at the Matthews/Winter park. You start on the Zorro Trail across the road, which leads you up to Dakota Ridge. I accidentally went down Green Mountain trail because I missed the signs and was looking for the red rocks trail. I drove to Matthews instead and took red rocks to Dakota. I kind of likes that way better. *

*bikes arent allowed the first portion of the village walk trailhead I think but are on Zorro.

Nice loop that will get your blood pumping. Not too strenuous though. Great views of red rocks

Fine little walk around the rock formations. Can get pretty crowded.

hiking
16 days ago

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Flat areas along with ascending trails throughout. Lots of mountain bikers. I really enjoyed it. Beautiful colors in the fall.

Decent trail for city dwellers

Pretty chill with good views and some nice terrain variations. Relaxed and quick trip outside Denver.

Nice steep incline to start and great views! Not crazy packed and met nice people along the way! I’ll be back because it’s only 27minutes from where I live in Denver!

Beautiful views, a lot of coverage, and pup friendly!!

Solid hike. Not much shade but great to hike near RRX.
Didn’t like having to cross street

Loved it! Cool mix of terrains. We got a little turned around but made it and it was really satisfying! Very open so wear sun shirt.

Amazing for the leaves. Pretty easy but not totally worth it. No great mountain views, just woods.

This is the most popular hike in Red Rocks and it is obvious why. The hike is not strenuous at all and the views of the rock formations and your proximity to them is great. Well worth the trip and great for families.

hiking
18 days ago

Nice inclined to get the blood
Pumping! Completed in just over an hour at a nice pace. Dogs loved it!

Pretty tough hike but worth it! Parking was a little strange because the gate was closed but we parked right outside the gate and walked in. Steep elevation gain throughout the hike. Loose rocks and dirt. Other than that great views at the top. Able to see red rocks amphitheater, downtown Denver, and plenty of surrounding mountains!

Great morning hike not to much traffic and great views from up top.

Easy hike cool that it’s close to red rocks can hear a little bit of music if something is going on there

on Mount Glennon

22 days ago

Trail is hard to follow, but we had a great time climbing the rocks to get to the top!

Easy trail. With beautiful views of the red rocks. Passed a few mountain bikes and fellow hikers but overall not too busy for a Friday.

Very pretty trail! The beginning of the trail was a little rocky which made it hard for my Newfoundland dog who is very large;however, the trail opened up and had great views.

We really enjoyed this hike! It’s not a bad hike for beginners and offers really nice views of downtown, Red Rocks, and the mountains!

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