The 10 Best Things to Do in Morrison, United States

September 26, 2017 Trinity Boughner

The historic Town of Morrison is a Home Rule Municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The population was 430 at the 2000 census. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located near-by.
Restaurants in Morrison

1. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-8737 +1 720-865-2494
Excellent
84%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Naturally formed, open air Amphitheatre consists of two, three-hundred-foot monoliths serving as a "stage" for musical performances.

Reviewed By Klibra - Chicago, Illinois

While on a weekend away in Denver, we made sure this was one of our stops. Since it was late march, still chilly and there were no concerts going on, however, it is still very functional and used for various people exercising, using the stairs, the ramps and the stage all for various stages of working out. We just took in the beauty of this area and the miracle of putting this stage here and admiring all the beauty here. Under the "stage" is a wall of fame" that is cool to see with all the acts that have performed on this stage. Just come and sit and take in the beauty, and if you are lucky enough, catch a concert...I hear from EVERY LOCAL - it is a must!

2. Bear Creek Lake Park

15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80465-9321 +1 303-697-6159
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Bear Creek Lake Park

Reviewed By sheldon m - Minneapolis, Minnesota

If you are in a tent or small trailer that means that you rely on the restroom/shower facilities of the campground--you should know that they really skimped on the facilities-- one modern stall for men, two modern stalls for women and two showers TOTAL for the whole campground. They seemed to assume that almost everyone would be in large RVs with their own restrooms. But the actual use includes a significant number of texts, small camping trailers.

Also, they don't seem to pick up any of the random trash left be campers-- lots of plastic bags, plastic bottles, trash randomly around the campground.

3. Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

1310 Maple St, Golden, CO 80401-1800 +1 303-273-3823
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum

Reviewed By Suzanne I - Carmel, Indiana

Whenever we visit the Golden area we make time to visit this amazing museum. There is no set admission fee but donations are gladly accepted. The display cases include amazingly beautiful minerals from the Colorado area as well as from different regions around the world. As this is a small museum, our visits usually take under an hour, but it all depends on how long you want to spend gazing at the incredible displays! Visually stimulating even for children.

5490 S Parmalee Gulch Rd, Indian Hills, CO 80454-9990 +1 303-697-9006
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Mirada Fine Art Gallery

Mirada Fine Art features distinctive contemporary art that can't be found in any other gallery in the Denver Metro Area. It has been named one of the 'Top 25 Galleries in the United States' by the American Art Awards three years in a row...2013, 2014 & 2015. Although Mirada's artists come from all across the globe, their work embodies the spirit of our region. Located in the historic Indian Hills Trading Post, Mirada is only minutes from southwest Denver, but the space will transport you to another place and time.

Reviewed By GH80226 - Denver, Colorado

I stumbled over this gallery a few years ago and have been going back ever since. There's a fine selection of original art by an ever-changing line up of great artists. This is now my favorite gallery in the Denver metro area and I think it rivals some of the finest in Santa Fe. My favorite pieces are Pablo Milan paintings.

Check it out--you won't be sorry!

5. Evergreen Lake

Evergreen, CO
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 327 reviews

Evergreen Lake

Reviewed By Geojourneyman - Evergreen, Colorado

Amazing event! The 8 pm and repeating Midnight fireworks at Evergreen Lake are fabulous! The skating and bonfires are very Currier & Ives-like....with music and food to warm the heart and tummy in the brisk mountain air. This is an annual gathering with free shuttles from several parking areas. The event is non -alcoholic....totally perfect for families and older folks too! Rental skis and hot chocolate and snacks all available. Wear warm clothing and gloves and hats!! It is a fun night each year!

6. Dinosaur Ridge

16831 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465-9703 +1 303-697-3466
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 429 reviews

Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge contains over 300 Cretaceous dinosaur footprints, a few dozen Jurassic dinosaur bones, plus many other trace fossils from ripple marks to plant impressions. At the Visitor Center, you can visit the gift shop, sluice mine for your own mineral or fossil finds, or take a Trek through Time in our exhibit hall.

Reviewed By jazzie F - Canandaigua

This was our second free attraction for the day (Red Rock amphitheater being the other) and we were delighted with the museum and visitor center and dinosaur items. The museum is small but interesting, especially the dinosaur eggs. You can walk up to the tracks or take a shuttle. If you take the shuttle, you just need to drive to the other end end of the trail, only a few minutes away. Kids and adults will enjoy this low key stop.

7. Lookout Mountain

Golden, CO +1 303-526-0744
Excellent
64%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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4.5 based on 718 reviews

Lookout Mountain

Scenic mountain near Denver and home of the Buffalo Bill Cody gravesite and museum.

Reviewed By RARCO-RRodgersWrites - Arvada, Colorado

When you're near Denver, be sure to head straight west, following the route of the gold prospectors, to Golden, CO, and Lookout Mountain. The scenery is one-of-a-kind! Take time to hike or to visit the Boettcher Mansion, Genessee Park, the Buffalo Lookout, Buffalo Bill's Grave & Museum, Colo. School of Mines, and more while you're out there!

8. William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park

W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO 53066 +1 262-347-7585
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
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4.5 based on 46 reviews

William F. Hayden Green Mountain Park

Reviewed By Wilderness4Ever

Enjoyable hiking but watch out for lots of mountain bikes. Can hike around the base on a fairly level trail or hike to the summit via multiple trails--all are steep in places but well-maintained. Kudos to those who have worked to slow erosion by closing off social trails and shortcuts and restoring those areas. Great wild flowers in spring. Rattlesnakes present in warmer months. Mountain lions occasionally pass through. Nice views in all directions (Denver, mountains) from the summit

9. Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

Colorado 73 & Buffalo Creek Road, Evergreen, CO 80439 +1 303-271-5925
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Alderfer/Three Sisters Park

Great mountain biking park for beginners

Reviewed By Penny37357 - Munster, Indiana

There are several hikes to choose from at Three Sisters Park and all are great for fresh air and exercise. Several are roundtrips and will bring you right back to the parking lot. This is somewhere you can do a quick hike in an hour or go further and be gone for several hours.

10. Mount Falcon Castle Trail

3852 Vine Street, Morrison, CO 80465 +1 303-697-8749
Excellent
76%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 92 reviews

Mount Falcon Castle Trail

Reviewed By Amy Z - Arvada, Colorado

While it is an eclectic neighborhood you drive through to park, the park itself is anything but. Easy pathway to the ruins, and we definitely learned a lot about the Walker family and their role in developing Jeffco open spaces!

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