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FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby CRAIGO » Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:17 pm

[quote="astrobassman"] Maybe the north ridge from Matthews/Winters is an option too?

I ran the redrocks/wash trail loop yesterday and did not see any closures to Mt Morrison.

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby PGClimbs » Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:23 pm

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astrobassman wrote:I would imagine you could still get to the summit from non-established routes, like the southwest ridge. One day I parked at a pull off on the side of Morrison road up the canyon a ways and walked up to the summit. There was no trail, but it was still a good hike. Maybe the north ridge from Matthews/Winters is an option too?

As far as other front range peaks, check out the peaks by Boulder or Mt. Galbraith in Golden. My favorite by far is Goat Mountain in Littleton. Unfortunately the main route is from Waterton Canyon, which is also closed right now. Mt. Warren is a good one near Goat and there should be a route up that one that is open.

Another good hike is from Idledale. Park in Idledale somewhere and head south. Not sure if its really a summit, but there are great scrambling opportunities on that hill, and getting to the top is about the same elevation gain as Morrison.


Hmmm, do you know of another route up Goat Mountain that doesn't go through Waterton Canyon? I love that hike.


If I recall correctly, the trail from Waterton Canyon is basically the only way to access Goat Mountain's peak without trespassing on private land. So, unless you know those land owners, you'll have to wait until the Wateron Canyon dredging project finishes in 2012 to get to the top.

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby dude9478 » Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:47 pm

PGClimbs wrote:
dude9478 wrote:
astrobassman wrote:I would imagine you could still get to the summit from non-established routes, like the southwest ridge. One day I parked at a pull off on the side of Morrison road up the canyon a ways and walked up to the summit. There was no trail, but it was still a good hike. Maybe the north ridge from Matthews/Winters is an option too?

As far as other front range peaks, check out the peaks by Boulder or Mt. Galbraith in Golden. My favorite by far is Goat Mountain in Littleton. Unfortunately the main route is from Waterton Canyon, which is also closed right now. Mt. Warren is a good one near Goat and there should be a route up that one that is open.

Another good hike is from Idledale. Park in Idledale somewhere and head south. Not sure if its really a summit, but there are great scrambling opportunities on that hill, and getting to the top is about the same elevation gain as Morrison.


Hmmm, do you know of another route up Goat Mountain that doesn't go through Waterton Canyon? I love that hike.


If I recall correctly, the trail from Waterton Canyon is basically the only way to access Goat Mountain's peak without trespassing on private land. So, unless you know those land owners, you'll have to wait until the Wateron Canyon dredging project finishes in 2012 to get to the top.

That's what I figured

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby coloradokevin » Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:14 am

Thanks for the info on Morrison. That's disappointing, as I was just planning to head up there again in the next couple of days.

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby Kojones » Mon May 06, 2013 7:39 am

I'm going to resurrect this thread. As an FYI, I was at Red Rocks yesterday and basically all routes up Mt Morrison except the South Ridge Trail at entrance 4 are closed. There is pretty clear signage saying trail closed, area closed, or no trespassing. I hadn't been up there in a few years, so it looks like they have reopened the South Ridge Trail. It was a good hike, and certainly reminded me of why I used to do it as a training climb. A good mix of terrain.

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby peter303 » Mon May 06, 2013 8:51 am

Thats fast. I did a trail run April 28 and it was open then.
Too far from the ampitheater to be a terror risk.

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Re: FYI - Mt. Morrison is CLOSED

Postby rijaca » Mon May 06, 2013 10:42 am

Kojones wrote:I'm going to resurrect this thread. As an FYI, I was at Red Rocks yesterday and basically all routes up Mt Morrison except the South Ridge Trail at entrance 4 are closed. There is pretty clear signage saying trail closed, area closed, or no trespassing. I hadn't been up there in a few years, so it looks like they have reopened the South Ridge Trail. It was a good hike, and certainly reminded me of why I used to do it as a training climb. A good mix of terrain.

Cheers.

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I don't believe the south ridge trail on Mt Morrison has ever been closed.
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