Mount Falcon Park East Trailhead

Mount Falcon Park East Trailhead

Trailhead · Morrison, Colorado

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Mount Falcon Park has some intimidating trails that climb high into the hills, but Turkey Trot is the friendliest of them. It takes a more gradual and shaded route to the same views as its neighbor Castle Trail. Also, Turkey Trot is a hiker-only trail, meaning it’s not shared with mountain bikers. You can hike an out-and-back on Turkey Trot or the loop with Castle Trail, mapped here. Either way, you’ll earn elevated views over Red Rocks Amphitheater, the town of Morrison, and beyond to downtown.
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Mount Falcon Park has some intimidating trails that climb high into the hills, but Turkey Trot is the friendliest of them. It takes a more gradual and shaded route to the same views as its neighbor Castle Trail. Also, Turkey Trot is a hiker-only trail, meaning it’s not shared with mountain bikers. You can hike an out-and-back on Turkey Trot or the loop with Castle Trail, mapped here. Either way, you’ll earn elevated views over Red Rocks Amphitheater, the town of Morrison, and beyond to downtown.
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The Mount Falcon trail has all the hallmarks of a great family hike: leisurely, not-too-steep strolls through long-grassed meadows, impressive views of Denver and the Red Rocks Mountains, and even the ruins of a castle crumbling away some three miles uphill from the car park. Even better, it’s only a 25-minute drive from Denver. Make sure to factor in time to scramble to the top of the Fire Tower for even better vistas over the dramatic scenery.
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