Morrison is a hidden gem with its rugged terrain, gorgeous green parks, and Colorado mountain town atmosphere. Recognized by locals as ‘the nearest faraway place,’ Morrison feels far away from Downtown Denver, but surprisingly this town is just 30 minutes southwest of Denver!
Home of world-famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, Morrison is a great place to get outside and hike. The glowing red rocks and rolling hills provide one of the most gorgeous backdrops for viewing concerts. Morrison also draws visitors with its excellent bed and breakfasts and Bandimere Speedway, one of the region’s top racing venues. Despite Morrison's well-known outdoor venue, this town has stayed authentic to its roots. Come to Morrison to shop the quaint main street, catch a concert or to conquer a challenging hike!
You can't talk about entertainment in Morrison without first and foremost mentioning Red Rocks Park/Amphitheatre. This versatile venue allows locals and tourists alike to do more than catch a concert (although we HIGHLY recommend you do so). Other popular events are Yoga on the Rocks and Film on the Rocks. Stroll down Bear Creek Avenue and Stone Streets in central Morrison and you’ll find world-class restaurants and bars next to quirky local shops perfect for shopping.
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is a naturally formed, world famous, outdoor venue just fifteen miles west of Denver
Morrison Natural History Museum is a natural history museum featuring exhibits that include several dinosaur fossils that were found nearby.
Dinosaur Ridge is one of the world's most famous dinosaur fossil sites.
LoDaisKa is a prominent archaeological site first inhabited by people of the Archaic through the Middle Ceramic period.
Bandimere Speedway, also known as Thunder Mountain, is a quarter-mile dragstrip that hosts the NHRA's Mopar Mile-High Nationals.
Despite its size, Morrison packs a punch in the food department! Many unique restaurants occupy the small main street providing just the right amount of dining options! And if you'd like a bit of Western culture with your meal, just outside of town is The Fort, a high-end dining experience that prides itself on providing entrees that honor Colorado's past. The Fort is a replica of Bent's Old Fort, an adobe structure found along the Santa Fe Trail.
As the 'nearest faraway place,' Morrison has a lot of trails to explore that provide beautiful views of the foothills and red rocks. Speaking of red rocks, the Red Rocks Park has dozens of trails of all levels of difficulty for hikers and bikers. Dinosaur Ridge also has a few trails that feature real dinosaur tracks!
Mount Falcon Park, another spot with a variety of trails with beautiful views, some even of downtown Denver!
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