The Town of Morrison is at the bottom of Bear Creek Canyon, and is perhaps most famous for the nearby natural outdoor concert venue, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre. Just outside Morrison is the wild-game establishment known as The Fort, which is a replica of Bent’s Old Fort and is a celebration of the West.
Near town, a bike path skirts Bear Creek and leads to Bear Creek Lake Park, where you’ll find an extensive trail system, reservoir and lakes for kayaking and SUPing. Dinosaur Ridge is a must-see for geology or archaeology buffs; exposed dinosaur prints are perfectly entombed in sandstone all over this self-guided tour. The visitor center in Morrison may help you start the journey, and more bones are on display at the Morrison Natural History Museum.
During the warm-weather months, the town’s Bandimere Speedway hosts a variety of track events on its 1/4-mile drag strip, including National Hot Rod Association races.
Bear Creek High School • Bear Creek K-8 • Carmody Middle • Green Gables Elementary • Kendallvue Elementary • Kendrick Lakes Elementary • Peiffer Elementary • Red Rocks Elementary • Westgate Elementary
Morrison has over 100 miles of mountain biking trails and numerous paths and parks for road cycling, including highway 74 which takes cyclists through the winding Bear Creek Canyon.
Along this 40-mile scenic route, Lariat Loop traverses rich foothills just west of Denver and acts as a reminder of early auto touring. The loop crosses Lookout Mountain through the five-mile Lariat Trail and connects the towns of Golden, Morrison and Evergreen. Lariat Loop offers many attractions, including open parks, museums, and heritage sites, all placed amid canyons and meadows.
Morrison is surrounded by Jeffco Open Space parks and Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre that allow you to get outside to hike or bike around and through town.