Mt Morrison stands above Red Rocks park, home of the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. The mountain 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.
- Trailhead: North Ridge
- Round trip: 5 miles / 8 km
- Elevation: 6,251′-7,881′ (+1,630′) / 1,905m – 2,402m (+497m)
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.
Mt Morrison sits directly above Red Rock Amphitheater