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Mount Morrison 


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Elevation: 7,881'
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BETA PHOTO: Joyce and some guys just above the gunsight notch
All the East side routes are closed.

Description 

Mount Morrison is the tall hump of slag just to the west of Red Rocks amphitheatre. It officially is in Red Rocks Park. Back in the 1890s there was a funicular railway to the top of Mt. Morrison, and people would come all the way out from Denver to have a picnic at the top. Although Mt. Morrison isn't a rock climbing destination, it is a fine after work pump for your legs and lungs and has some excellent scrambling. The view from the summit is great, with city-scapes to the east and the splendor of the Front Range spread out before you to the west. Often you will spot the resident herd of deer or the local Golden Eagle as he soars. Mt. Morrison can be climbed all year round. Beware of rattlesnakes in the high summer.


Getting There 

Find your way to Red Rocks Park near Morrison. Head either north from the town of Morrison on the Hogback Rd. or south from Golden on the Heritage Rd. Make your way up to the top parking lot. If there is a concert at the amphitheatre parking can be a problem.


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5 Total Routes


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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mount Morrison:
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The summit area on a snowy day.

South Ridge 3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a  CO : Morrison/Evergreen : Mount Morrison
This route is a trail hike to the summit and is currently the only legal way to make the summit. The trail follows an overhead cable until the trail goes north to the summit. The entire hike is basically on a ridge....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Littleton
Mar 4, 2013

The South Ridge is the only way to legally walk to the summit right now. The other routes were closed off at the beginning of the summer in 2012.