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Mount Falcon Park

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9 mi 15 km of trail 3 Featured Rides

Easy Trails 1 Trail Intermediate Trails 8 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

Tons of fun trails wrap around these peaks, with a lot of elevation gain on the east side. This park makes a great connection from the plains, visible for 100 miles to the east, to the high peaks and continental divide to the west.

When parking on the east end, there is no escape from a big initial climb with little protection from the sun, so many will prefer to start on the west end, where the trails are much flatter and the views are generally more rewarding.

In addition to an occasional falcon that you might find on Mount Falcon, there are the usual inhabitants of the lower montane life zone: Ponderosa pines, douglas firs, aspens, oregon grape, deer. Mountain lions and bear are known to travel through here, but you'd be exceptionally lucky to see one.

John Walker purchased 4,000 acres in this area in 1903 and built a house near the summit of Mount Falcon in 1909 (you can visit the ruins). Eight fireplaces, a music room, library, and 10 bedrooms made quite a grand house, but lightning struck and burned it to the ground in 1918.

Food & Drink

The lovely little town of Morrison is nearby, which is filled with cute restaurants and oozes charm from every corner. It can be jam-packed on weekends and is popular with everyone from Harley gangs to grass-fed organic Colorado hippies.

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Front Room Pizza Frontroom has the best delivery guys!
Sherpa House Love the bottomless chai tea!!
Thai Gold Restaurant Lunch specials and Thai coffee
714 14th St, Golden CO — (303) 593-1715
Bob's Atomic Burgers Hailed as the best burgers in Golden, Bob's Atomic does not disappoint. 1 large fry will feed 2. If you order a double, order extra cheese. They only use one slice on a double. Place gets busy!
1310 Ford St, Golden CO — (303) 278-1601
Table Mountain Grill & Cantina Bison burger is yummy. (Not game tasting at all!!)
Woody's Pizza The pizza buffet is a must. Sure, unlimited salad and soup, but unlimited pizza??? Crazy good.
Snarf's Sandwiches Got the prime rib on gluten free, and it was on point. The peppers do have a kick, but still tolerable. Would recommend.
Cafe 13 Good eats ! Pesto anything is a hit.
D'Deli Best Sandwich in Colorado.
Bonfire Burritos I dig it all. Best food trailer in Golden.
Anthony's Pizza and Pasta Feed the sparrows some crust if your on the patio
600 12th St, Golden CO — (303) 278-9999
La Carreta I am a bit of a chile rellenos snob, and these folks make one of the best I've ever had. Order them crispy.
16908 S Golden Rd, Golden CO — (303) 271-9955
Mannie & Bo's Pizzeria Try an of their outrageous Calzones.
16399 S Golden Rd, Golden CO — (303) 277-1793
Chick-fil-A Parking at lunch time is horrendous, so is the drive thru line
motomaki Sushi bowl! It's Chipotle-style, build it how you like. Raw fish is quality, vegetables are cooked well. So tasty! I've been here twice this week
Modmarket Great place to go after running the stairs at Red Rocks!!!
Five Guys Try the Cajun fries! They're delicious 
Big Daddy Bagels If they have the green Chile bagel you owe it to yourself to try it with a Santa Fe. Great breakfast bagel.
106 N Rubey Dr, Golden CO — (303) 279-1481

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3.9 mi 6.2 km
#1 Castle Trail
Morrison, CO
3.9 mi 6.2 km Morrison, CO
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Snowy, Mostly Dry, Icy - Small patches of thin snow/almost ice. Mostly clear.
7 days ago
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2.3 mi 3.6 km
#2 Parmalee Trail
Indian Hills, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km Indian Hills, CO
All Clear
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Mostly Dry
55 days ago
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0.9 mi 1.5 km
#3 Devil's Elbow
Indian Hills, CO
0.9 mi 1.5 km Indian Hills, CO
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Dry
22 days ago
0.5 mi 0.8 km
#4 Old Ute
Indian Hills, CO
0.5 mi 0.8 km Indian Hills, CO
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Dry
22 days ago
0.6 mi 1.0 km
#5 Tower Trail
Indian Hills, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km Indian Hills, CO
All Clear
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Dry
22 days ago
0.9 mi 1.4 km
#6 Meadow Trail
Indian Hills, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km Indian Hills, CO
All Clear
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Dry
22 days ago

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