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Mount Falcon Park

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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.

Recommended Routes in Mount Falcon Park - 4

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Favorite Lisa rides down the first rocky section on Lair O' the Bear.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mount Falcon and Lair O' the Bear Loop

19.8 mi 31.9 km 2,572' Up 783.85 m Up 2,574' Down 784.55 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite Who needs a fat bike?
Difficult

Mount Falcon - The best of the singletrack

14.3 mi 23.0 km 2,909' Up 886.58 m Up 2,907' Down 886.03 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite Lisa rides down the first rocky section on Lair O' the Bear.
Difficult

Front Range 40

42.1 mi 67.7 km 4,824' Up 1470.44 m Up 4,826' Down 1470.89 m Down

Morrison, CO
Favorite Dakota Ridge.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bear Creek - Dakota Ridge Loop

20.4 mi 32.8 km 1,672' Up 509.5 m Up 1,660' Down 506.04 m Down

Morrison, CO

Mount Falcon Park Biking

  • 121 Miles 194 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 1 Difficult Trail Difficult Trails
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Trails in Mount Falcon Park - 7

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3.9 mi 6.2 km #1Castle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Morrison, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Morrison, CO 56 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #2Parmalee Trail
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO 32 
0.9 mi 1.5 km #3Devil's Elbow
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO 11 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Old Ute
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO
Difficult
Indian Hills, CO 10 
14.9 mi 24.0 km #5Bear Creek Trail
Easy
Sheridan, CO
Easy
Sheridan, CO
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Meadow Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Tower Trail
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO
Intermediate
Indian Hills, CO

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Who needs a fat bike?
Sep 16, 2017 near Indian…, CO
Near the Top of Castle Trail after climbing up the technical singletrack.
May 15, 2015 near Indian…, CO
Fog on a snow covered morning
Aug 8, 2017 near Indian…, CO
Technical challenge on Old Ute.
Sep 16, 2017 near Indian…, CO
Near the 1st half of the climb
Dec 27, 2019 near Morrison, CO
Nice view of Denver skyline
Nov 12, 2019 near Indian…, CO
Perfect weather condition, great view from the ruins.
Apr 2, 2019 near Indian…, CO
MOUNT FALCON  |  BLACK DIAMOND DESCENT
Nov 8, 2018 near Morrison, CO