Morrison Rd Trail

Lakewood, Colorado 80227

Distance1.1mi
Elevation Gain29ft
Trailhead Elevation5,489ft
Top5,492ft
Elevation Min/Max5482/5492ft
Elevation Start/End5489/5489ft

Morrison Rd Trail

Morrison Rd Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Lakewood, Colorado. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 5,489 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 29 feet. The Conoco parking can be seen along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Morrison Rd Access Tr, Bear Creek Trail, Stone House Spur Trail and Kipling Trail.

Morrison Rd Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"This is a unique southwest Denver metro loop starting from Morrison, ridden almost entirely on fully separated multiuse paths (MUPs). This loop is almost entirely car-free. That’s a happy thought. Remember though that bike paths like these are actually bicycle-pedestrian paths on which the pedestrians always have the right-of-way.

Over the decades the idea of separate facilities for cyclists has been a serious point of contention within the cycling community.To some, the very concept of a separate facility for bicyclists, whether it be a painted line on the street or some kind of bicycle-pedestrian path, is something to be fought against tooth and nail. The proliferation of separate facilities, they say, is a sign of the end-times for cyclists’ right to the roadways. To some others, who never want to ride their bikes on the streets in the first place, the thought of separate facilities fills them with joy and comfort."

Morrison Rd Trail Reviews

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9/3/2007
Great trail if you want to avoid cars and pedestrians. Nice, varied terrain and well mainained pavement. Unfortunately, there is no signage whatsover to keep you on the trail. Somehow we diverged from the path and ended up lost. It is a MUST to bring the map and directions for this trail so you can get back on the right path. Also, beware of parking in Morrison. They have a maximum 3 hour parking limit - we returned after 4 hours to find a ticket on our car. Morrison has very diligent parking "enforcers" who are patrolling all day long so don't expect to park there early in the morning - someone is definitely keeping tabs of how long your car has been there. Try parking at Bear Creek Lake Park (under 470) or have someone drop you off.
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Trail Information

Lakewood
Nearby City
Moderate
Skill Level
Bear Creek Lake Park, Bear Creek Greenbelt, South Platte Park, Chatfield State Park, Mount Glennon Open Space Park
Local Contacts
Mapsco: Bicycles the Greater Denver Area Route Map
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