Morrison, Colorado

Top Spots in and near Morrison

  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike the South Rim Trail at Roxborough State Park

    3.8
    3 mi / 300 ft gain
    Roxborough State Park is one of the closest parks to the Denver metro area and is the perfect place to go if you're looking to experience the great outdoors without having to drive too far from the city.One of my favorite trails in the park is the South Rim Trail which takes you on an easy to mod...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Hike to Carpenter Peak

    4.5
    6.2 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Carpenter Peak stands at 7,166 feet above sea level. While that altitude might not exactly take your breath away, the views from the top certainly will. Starting at the Visitor's Center, the trail to Carpenter's Peak begins as a relatively flat, well-traveled trail. A little less than a mile into...
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  • Littleton, Colorado

    Walk the Willow Creek Loop

    1.4 mi
    Roxborough State Park is located on the outskirts of Littleton, Colorado. Boasting incredible red rock formations and abundant wildlife, it is the perfect place for a quick escape outside.The Willow Creek Loop connects to the two parking lots in the park, so it is impossible to miss. With only th...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike Beaver Trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park

    2.3 mi / 1046 ft gain
    This trail starts off at Slough Pond, a great fishing pond or picnic spot. The trail starts out tree-covered. After a few tenths of a mile you have the choice to go clockwise or counter-clockwise. If you go counter-clockwise you have about 3/4 of a mile of steep uphill hiking to do (the Park rate...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout

    4.0
    3.92 mi / 791 ft gain
    Come check out the Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout, a historic spot located in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area of Colorado, and one of the highest lookout towers in the country, at an elevation of 11,486 ft. Just a short drive from the Front Range corridor, you can hike/backpack in to this lookout ar...
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  • Idaho Springs, Colorado

    Hike Chief Mountain, CO

    4.5
    4 mi / 1100 ft gain
    Sitting at 11,709’, Chief Mountain is not one of Colorado’s highest peaks, but the views from this mountain are spectacular nonetheless and rival the views of any 14er I’ve climbed. This mountain sits along Squaw Pass Road so you get the luxury of a high trailhead for this peak.To get there, foll...
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  • Golden, Colorado

    Hike the Blue Grouse Trail Loop

    3.0
    6 mi / 400 ft gain
    Start the hike at the Blue Grouse Trailhead located next to Kriley Pond. Travel along Blue Grouse Trail for 0.7 miles until you reach a fork in the trail at Mule Trail where you will take a right. Along the Mule Trail you will travel up a series of switch backs before the trail levels out and you...
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Westerly Creek Trail

    2.25 mi / 105 ft gain
    Westerly Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that is good for all skill levels located near Denver, Colorado.
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  • Lone Tree, Colorado

    Hike Bluffs Regional Park Trail

    2.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    This loop trail is 2.7 miles long but has several options for overlooks that add 0.8 miles to the trip. This is an easy hike with minimal elevation gain and is a great option for the whole family. Every time I've done this hike I've seen numerous deer which only adds to the hike! 
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Flatirons Vista Loop Trail

    4.7
    3.3 mi
    From the parking lot, take South Flatiron Vista Trail for 2.4 miles, where you'll cross onto North Flatiron Vista Trail. In 1 mile, take the connector trail back to the trailhead. To shorten the loop to 2 miles, hike South Flatiron for just 1 mile to Prairie Vista Trail, which leads back to the c...
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  • Castle Pines, Colorado

    Explore Daniel's Park

    Daniel's Park is a small park in Douglas County that offers unparalleled views of the front range. There is a small walking trail that follows the road if you choose to go on foot, or you can stay in the car and drive the length of Daniel's Park Road. There is a bison herd that calls Daniels Park...
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  • Denver, Colorado

    Photograph Bison at the Rocky Mountain National Arsenal Wildlife Refuge

    5.0
    9 mi
    Bison are the largest and heaviest land animals in North America. They are a symbol of a wild and free landscape. Despite their size these big beasts are extremely agile. They can run up to 35 miles per hour and jump 6ft high from a stand still. Very few animals pose a threat to a healthy, fully ...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

    4.3
    5.3 mi / 1304 ft gain
    Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is located in Eldorado Canyon State Park. It is a short 20 minute drive from Boulder and is one of three hikes in the park. You will need to pay an entrance fee to get inside to the park which costs $8. The trail is approximately 2.8 miles one way and carries a consistent ...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Rattlesnake Gulch Trail

    3.49 mi / 1093 ft gain
    Rattlesnake Gulch Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Eldorado Springs, Colorado.
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Hike the Eldorado Canyon Trail

    4.5
    6.3 mi / 1875 ft gain
    Eldorado Canyon Trail makes for a great day hike, with great views and a steady, challenging uphill – bring lots of water!For something shorter, try Streamside Trail (1 mile roundtrip), Fowler Trail (1.4 miles), or Rattlesnake Gulch (2.8 miles). Streamside, appropriately, leads you alongside a cr...
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  • Boulder, Colorado

    Rock Climb Supremacy Rock in Eldorado Canyon

    5.0
    This is a great spot for beginner climbers, as long as you have an experienced climber with you to anchor the top rope and belay you. It is in a beautiful state park, Eldorado Canyon, in Boulder, Colorado. This canyon is famous for rock climbing and attracts climbers from around the country. Many...
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