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Red Rocks -> Morrison Slide Lollipop



Enjoy scenic views from the upper reaches of Matthews Winters Open Space.

Hiking Moderate

6.8 km
282 m
282 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.1 km
Red Rocks -> Morrison Slide Lollipop Map

The Red Rocks to Morrison Slide lollipop loop hike is a microcosm of Colorado's outdoor beauty. On this iconic hike, you'll traverse through classic Rocky Mountain foothills terrain. The vegetation is sparse and scrubby, which affords wide-open views of the iconic Red Rocks, the Hogback ridge, Denver, and the eastern plains. The hike combines these beautiful views with unique geologic history in the form of the red rocks themselves.


With several steep sections of switchbacks, rocky trail tread, and elevated sections of trail, this isn't the easiest hike in the area. The steep uphills will definitely get your heart pounding, especially if you're visiting from lower elevations. But that's all a part of the game, and the combination of beautiful scenery with an aerobic workout is yet another reason why this is such a quintessential Front Range hike.

Sources: https://approachableoutdoors.com/hiking/red-rocks-morrison-trail/ https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/hike-the-morrison-slide-in-matthews-winters-park https://www.theoutbound.com/colorado/hiking/red-rocks-and-morrison-slide-trails https://www.gjhikes.com/2017/07/morrison-slide.html



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and November


  • Picturesque

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