Trailside bouldering at Matthews/Winters.
Just northwest of Morrison lies some of the best problems in the Morrison area. Most of the problems are located on the southern side of Matthew Winters Park either on, or around the Millenium Boulder.
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Head north from the Town of Morrison on the County Road and make a Left (west) at the Red Rocks #1 entrance follow this road until you see an obvious parking lot on the left and the Red Rocks trail on your right. Follow the trail past 2 large cliffs. When the trail forks, continue right and over the ridge. Stroll north on the trail for a few minutes until you see Millenium Boulder down below on your right, and the hillside boulders on your left.
The total approach should take 10-15 minutes.
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|Comments on Matthews-Winters Park
From: Denver, CO
Sep 14, 2009
I checked this area out recently and just wanted to add something to make it clearer:
When approaching the boulders from the red rocks trail, follow the trail to the split and then go right.
I took the trail to the left and got turned around for 15-20 minutes.
|By Andy Librande|
From: Denver, CO
Sep 15, 2009
Yeah Scarecrow, the directions are a little confusing on the main Millennium Boulder description as they are from the I-70 entrance, which I suggest everyone avoids as it takes a lot longer.
In the comments on the Millennium Boulder is a better description on how to get to the main boulders from the Red Rocks Entrance #1:
"From the parking lot, one can cross the road and take the RR trail into Jeffco (Matthews/Winters). After a series of switchbacks along a beautiful red wall, a fork occurs. Either continue up and have a nice hike, or take the trail right, below the ridge. After about 1/2 mile you will see the MB downhill on the right. Keep going past it till you find the trail. Watch for cacti, snakes, slumbering elk, and prarie dog holes."