Mount Morrison (Evergreen)

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3.4 mi
Distance
1 hrs 15 min
Time
terrain
1,935 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult out and back trail in MatthewWinters Park, offering a great workout and less crowds. Mt. Morrison is the peak right behind Red Rocks Amphitheatre. There are great views of Red Rocks as well as many surrounding peaks. Whoever constructed the trail did not believe in switchbacks; the trail starts off climbing steeply right away and generally goes straight uphill. The trail is very obvious and easy to follow most of the way. The final section to the summit is a bit of a scramble (fun but nothing too exposed, maybe class 2). There is isn't much shade on the trail, so be sure to bring plenty of water and sun protection. The descent can be challenging due to the steepness and loose sand/gravel. Footwear with good traction/ankle support is recommended, and hiking poles can be very helpful for the descent.

This trail goes by Red Rocks Park.

Getting Started

The trailhead is located on the left just after entering Red Rocks Entrance #4 from Morrison. You can park along the side of the road.


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    1 year ago
    Hiked on Sunday October 4, 2020. First time hiking this trail, definitely very challenging and a great workout. Temperatures were in low 70s, but most of the hike is exposed to the sun and it felt hotter. Not too crowded even on a Sunday. Great views and fun little scrambling section at the top. I thought going down was harder, the trail is steep and composed of loose sand/gravel in many sections (plus my legs were fatigued from the climb up), which led to a few slips/slides/falls. Hiking poles were very helpful on the way down.
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Kristen Colley 4 years, 6 months ago
mount Morrison 4/29
Training hike 30-35 lbs pack after my falcon- Perone loop of 12.5 miles 3 miles/hr
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