Mt Morrison (7,881′), Front Range
Mt Morrison stands above Red Rocks park, home of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Mt Morrison can easily be identified by the large outcropping of rock that forms the summit called “The Dome”.
Red Rocks Park is considered the “jewel” of the Denver Mountain Parks system, originally purchased in 1928, with Amphitheater construction taking place from 1936 to 1941.
More details on the rich history of the park can be found in the Red Rocks State Park brochure.
Roxborough State Park is a short drive south and also has beautiful red rock formations.
- Trailhead: North Ridge
- Round trip: 5 miles / 8 km
- Elevation: 6,251′ – 7,881′ / 1,905 m – 2,402 m
- County: Jefferson
- Agency: City and County of Denver
- Park: Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater
GPS Route with Elevation
The trail begins north of Entrance #4 to Red Rocks Amphitheater. The trailhead will be on the left side right after you enter the park. The trail starts out very steep for the first 1/2 mile alongside some power poles.
The trail will ease a bit before the scramble to the summit. Near the summit the trail is very loose and footing can be treacherous.