Matthews Winters Park

Distance5.85 mi
Elevation Gain938 ft
My Time2 hr 26 min
DifficultyModerate
Closest TownMorrison
Food NearbyWilly’s Wings

Matthews Winters Park

As those avid readers of this site know, I wasn’t too excited about my last hike to Mt Galbraith and said there wasn’t a “wow” moment. Well today’s hike at Matthews Winters Park was loaded with “wow” moments.

To start the hike isn’t too difficult and I think it could be handled by most skill levels. The paths are mostly wide and well packed dirt and while there is elevation gains, they did not seem as steep as some I have dealt with lately.

The path I took was Village Walk Trail – Red Rocks Trail – Cherry Gulch Trail – Morrison Slide Trail and then looped back to the Red Rocks Trail. The Morrison Slide Trail is absolutely amazing. It puts you on a ridge looking down the front range and above Red Rocks and was absolutely my highlight of the trip. Here is me telling you that in this weeks edition of “Last Words”

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 5.85 miles and had a total elevation gain of about 938 feet including undulations. That put the high point at around 6,792 feet. I was also moving for a total of 2 hours and 26 minutes.

Here are some pictures from today. Hope you enjoy.

A side note, early on during the hike there is a historical site you can visit. The Mount Vernon cemetery has two stones left. I only got a picture of the one above because it kinda freaked me out but was also a humbling moment as well.

After the hike I went to Willy’s Wings in Morrison and got some hot wings. If you are around Morrison give them a shot.

If you have a suggestion for a hike that you would like me to try, feel free to email me at fatmanlittletrails@gmail.com or you can follow me on the below social media platforms. I have also added this hike and all the hikes to the interactive map that you can find here.

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