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Mount Morrison

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 4.3 (81) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

This out-and-back route features steep climbing and fast, technical descents.


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Map Key

3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

55%

Runnable

7,860' 2,396 m

High

5,885' 1,794 m

Low

1,975' 602 m

Up

1,974' 602 m

Down

21%

Avg Grade (12°)

76%

Max Grade (37°)

Dogs Leashed

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Overview

A strenuous hill climb, this route is great for those seeking a tough workout, and a stellar viewpoint.

Runner Notes

Great view of Pikes Peak, Longs Peak, Mount Evans and Denver from the summit of the mountain.

Description

This is a great out-and-back route that follows the full Mount Morrison trail. It's a fantastic, lung-burning climb, followed by a very technical and fast descent. Seriously, be careful coming down, especially in the first 500 meters of the descent. The terrain at the top is 3rd class at times.

Start at Entrance 4 of Red Rocks on Titans Rd. There is no trailhead marker, just a generic trail sign off to the left 50 meters after turning onto Titans Rd. The trail is easy to follow all the way up, and you won't come upon any other trails.

Once you've enjoyed the views from the top of the trail, return the way the you came.

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Mr Singleton

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 81 votes

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in Red Rocks

#81

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  4.3 from 81 votes
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in Red Rocks

#25

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#81

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Photos

Red Rocks Trading Post Trail
Mar 20, 2021 near Morrison, CO
View from the Summit.
Aug 13, 2016 near Morrison, CO
An amazing rock face and southern hills on the Trading Post Loop Side Trail at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.
May 19, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Beautiful icicles formed on the rocks. Well worth the venture if hiking during the wintertime!
May 21, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Redrocks trading post trail
Mar 20, 2021 near Morrison, CO
Some of the rock scramble near the top.
Aug 28, 2021 near Morrison, CO

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