Mount Falcon

Denver, Colorado

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This run provides a strenuous workout that is used by many local runners as a training ground for bigger adventures in the high mountains. From the parking area, the run starts on the multiuse Castle Trail, but quickly turns off onto the hiker-only Turkey Trot Trail. Continue up the Turkey Trot Trail as it initially climbs a very steep section through a series of switchbacks before mellowing out a touch. After the first mile, the trail curves around to the north side of Mount Falcon and eases up to become an enjoyable run on a mellow grade, with interesting views of Red Rocks Park and Bear Creek just to the north.
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

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Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs

by Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones (Falcon Guides)

This run provides a strenuous workout that is used by many local runners as a training ground for bigger adventures in the high mountains. From the parking area, the run starts on the multiuse Castle Trail, but quickly turns off onto the hiker-only Turkey Trot Trail. Continue up the Turkey Trot Trail as it initially climbs a very steep section through a series of switchbacks before mellowing out a touch. After the first mile, the trail curves around to the north side of Mount Falcon and eases up to become an enjoyable run on a mellow grade, with interesting views of Red Rocks Park and Bear Creek just to the north.

© 2017 Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running
Nearby City: Denver
Distance: 8.5
Elevation Gain: 1,973 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 1-2 hours
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Hiking, Mountain Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: jeffco.us/parks
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Falcon

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