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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Morrison, Colorado Map

I loved the tower trail! Not difficult and beautiful!

17 hours 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.

13 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.

15 days ago

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

trail running
15 days ago

I arrived today at about 11:00am and the parking lot was nearly full. Today was bring your toddler day. This was my first time here. The first 1.5 miles is downhill if you're going counter-clockwise. Easy terrain. I ran Eagle's View in Conifer prior to coming here so the calves were already burning. I'm glad the elevation wasn't too intense.

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

19 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!

Very good trail for beginners, 2,5h while going really slow. Perfecr workout, nice views on red rocks.

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.

There wasn't a clear indication or sign where the trail ends, so ended up doing 4.5 miles instead of 2 miles - which was fine! The trail is well marked with signage (until the end) and populated with hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. There have been recent black bear sightings according to one sign. The mountain bikers are way friendlier on this trail than the Cherry Creek Trail, they are cautious if they are coming up from behind or turning the corner fast - I was with my dog and didn't have to worry about being hit by a biker. They also don't yell at you to move or get off the trail. The trail gets more rocky as you ascend and would recommend something sturdier than sneakers. Great place for families and for walking dogs. Lots of dogs in the creek and on the trail, highly recommend!

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