Mount Falcon

Distance9.72 mi
Elevation Gain2,464 ft
My Time3 hr 49 min
DifficultyModerate
Closest TownMorrison
Food NearbyThe Cow

Mount Falcon

Mount Falcon was nice hike but it was way too crowded. There are two parking places. If you park at the East Trail-head you have a pretty steep hike right off the bat before it levels off when you get to the top. The West Trail-head parking is a much easier hike and it puts you close to some really cool ruins that are up top. Overall I really enjoyed this hike even though starting out was really tough. The East Trail-head is also really close to Red Rocks which has even more trails.

The Hike

From the east trailhead you will have a pretty solid elevation gain right off the bat. I was struggling a bit and needed to take quite a few breaks. The first mile will have a gain of 500 feet of elevation before dropping back down.

Over the next three and a half miles you will have a more gradual 1600 feet of elevation gain until you make it to the top near the ruins. The top is mostly flat and enjoyable with a lot of trails and things to see.

Distance and Elevation

If you don’t have the AllTrails app you might want to check it out, I really love mine. It records your progress and is a great way to search for hikes that are nearby and gives you difficulty measurements. According to AllTrails today’s hike was around 9.72 miles and had a total elevation gain of about 2,464 feet including undulations. That put the high point at around 7,715 feet. I was also moving for a total of 3 hours and 49 minutes.

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