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17. Mount Falcon ParkMount Falcon Park

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online.

JeffCo Living Magazine - features Mount Falcon Park in Take a Walk on the Wild Side (Autumn 2016 Issue)!

Denver Life Magazine - names Mount Falcon Park as one of the 10 Top Hikes and Trails in Colorado!

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

Eagle's Eye Shelter ("What you can see from here") at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail (Morrison, CO)

Tower Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Trailhead (Morrison, CO)

Trailhead at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Parking and Trailhead (Morrison, CO)

Trailhead & Picnic Area at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail (Morrison, CO)

Tower Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail (Morrison, CO)

Tower Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Castle Trail (Morrison, CO)

Castle Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Meadow Trail (Morrison, CO)

Meadow Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Meadow Trail (Morrison, CO)

View along Meadow Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Meadow Trail (Morrison, CO)

Meadow Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

Eagle's Eye Shelter at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park (Morrison, CO)

Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

Picnic Tables in Eagle's Eye Shelter at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

Rock formations along the trail near Eagle's Eye Shelter at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park (Morrison, CO)

Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter (Morrison, CO)

View from Eagle's Eye Shelter at Mount Falcon Park

Photo of Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail (Morrison, CO)

Tower Trail at Mount Falcon Park

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Location Map:

View Google Terrain Map - Mount Falcon Park, Jefferson County Open SpaceView Google Terrain Map

View in Google Earth - Mount Falcon Park, Morrison, Colorado - Jefferson County Open SpaceView Google Earth

MountMount Falcon Park Map (Jeffco Open Space)

Access & Parking:

West Trailhead: 21004 Mount Falcon Rd., Indian Hills, CO

East Trailhead: 3852 Vine Street, Morrison CO

Acreage:

2248 Acres

Park Hours:

Open one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Activities:

Hiking Hiking

Horseback Riding Horseback Riding

Mountain Biking Mountain Biking

Picnic Tables Picnicking

Picnic Shelters Picnic Shelter

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife:

Bird Watching:

Tuesday Birder group visits  Mount Falcon Open Space Park - Cooper's Hawk (Photo by William H. Majoros. Source - Wikipedia.org).

Tuesday Birder group visits Mount Falcon Open Space Park

On September 29 (2015), seventeen members of the "Tuesday Birders" spent four and one-half hours looking for and counting birds at the West (upper) end of Mount Falcon Open Space Park. One hundred ninety-five individual birds, representing 31 species, were sighted. At the upper park's elevation, about ... read "Birds at Mount Falcon" by Ann Bonnell.

Webcam:

View the Mount Falcon Park Webcam

Amenities:

Restrooms, Picnic Shelter, Picnic Areas, Parking

Elevation:

Approx. 6200 ft. - 7800 ft.

Mount Falcon Park

Mount Falcon Park, Jefferson County Open Space. USGS Contour Map.

Life Zone(s):

Foothills Zone

Weather forecast for Morrison, Colorado:

Click for the latest Morrison weather forecast.

Park Rules:

Trails:

Total: 12.2 miles of trails.

Hiking Dogs On-Leash Mountain Biking Horseback Riding

Trail Rules: Multi-Use Trails & one Hiker-Only Trail (Turkey Trot Trail).

Trail Descriptions: Mount Falcon Park Trail Profiles (JCOS)

Trail Comments:

- Trails distances: .3 to 3.8 miles.

- Bear Creek Trail is a 2.3 mile Multi-Use Trail; good for kids & strollers.

- Castle Trail Trail is a 3.8 mile trail with a 2,000-foot elevation gain.

- Turkey Trot Trail is a 1.7 miles, Hiker-Only Trail.

Trail Ratings:

Trail Rating Legend

Trail Rating - Least DifficultTrail Rating - More DifficultCastle Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultDevilís Elbow Trail

Trail Rating - Least DifficultMeadow Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultOld Ute Trail

Trail Rating - Most DifficultParmalee Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultTower Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultTurkey Trot Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultTwo Dog Trail

Trail Rating - More DifficultWalkerís Dream Trail

See also: JCOS Trail Difficulty Ratings

Trail Etiquette: Be aware & expect other trail users. Use a friendly greeting to gain attention when passing. Pass on the left. Yield to traffic traveling uphill when possible. Step off the trail when you are on your cell phone. Read the JCOS guide: Trail Etiquette

Trail Connections to other Parks:

1. Devil's Elbow Trail connects to Denver Mountain Parks.

2. Turkey Trot Trail connection to local roadways & Morrison Town Park:

Features:

Eagle's Eye Shelter on Tower Trail.

Fire Watch Tower is accessible & offers views of the surrounding landscape; take Tower Trail.

Ruins of the John Brisben Walker home & the would-be summer White House can be seen along Walker's Dream Trail.

Plants:

See: Colorado Plant Database for Mount Falcon Park

Scenic Views:

Eagle's Eye Shelter is found on Tower Trail & offers a panoramic view of the Front Range from approx. 7600 ft.

Parking, Trailhead, & Picnic Area Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Castle Trail Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Castle Trail connection to Parmalee Trail Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Eagle's Eye Shelter Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Tower Trail Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Plants Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Views Click to see more photos of Mount Falcon Park.

Photos:

Parking, Trailhead, & Picnic Area at Mount Falcon Park

Mount Falcon Park - Parking
Parking (Upper Lot)
Mount Falcon Park - Parking and Trailhead
Mount Falcon Park - Parking, Trailhead and Picnic Area
Parking (Upper Lot), Trailhead & Picnic Area
Mount Falcon Park - Parking, Trailhead and Picnic Area
Mount Falcon Park - Parking, Trailhead and Picnic Area
Parking, Trailhead & Picnic Area
Mount Falcon Park - Parking, Trailhead and Picnic Area
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Restrooms at Trailhead

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Castle Trail at Mount Falcon Park

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Castle Trail connection to Parmalee Trail at Mount Falcon Park

Mount Falcon Park

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Eagle's Eye Shelter at Mount Falcon Park (approx. 7600 ft.)

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Picnic Shelter

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

Picnic Shelter

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

View of the Front Range

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

View of the Front Range

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

View of the Front Range

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

View of the Front Range

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

Sign: What you can see from here

Mount Falcon Park - Eagle's Eye Shelter

 

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Tower Trail at Mount Falcon Park

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Fire Watch Tower

Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail

Fire Watch Tower

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Fire Watch Tower

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Mount Falcon Park - Tower Trail

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Plants at Mount Falcon Park

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Mount Falcon Park - Plants and Animals

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Photos contributed by Rachel Powell

Views at Mount Falcon Park

Mount Falcon Park - click to enlarge

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Photos contributed by Carbonfibrephoto (Feb. 2016)

See photos of Mount Falcon Park Jefferson County Open Space on Flickr Mount Falcon Park (Jefferson County Photo Album)

History:

The Mount Falcon property was acquired by Jefferson County Open Space in 1974 from a private owner. Read more about the History of Mount Falcon Park & its surroundings: Mount Falcon Park History

Park Acquisition

Acreage

Year

Action

Funding/Grant

Mount Falcon Park - addition

117

2009

Acquisition

Bond Funds

Mount Falcon Park - Mount Falcon

1490

1973

Purchase

Colorado Open Lands assists Jeffco Open Space in purchasing Mount Falcon


Links:

To ensure that you have the most current & accurate information regarding park closures, changes to rules & regulations, or any other changes to the parks or park systems call or visit Jefferson County Parks & Open Space online:

Mount Falcon Park (at jeffco.us)

Jefferson County Open Space: 303.271.5925

Trails Hotline: 303.271.5975

Comments or suggestions for Jefferson County Open Space Staff? Submit them online through the Jeffco Open Space: Contact Form

Jefferson County website: jeffco.us

Follow JCOS on Twitter

Park News:

Jeffco Open Space Initiates New Trailhead for Mount Falcon Park

Jefferson County Open Space

January 5, 2016

Jeffco Open Space and contractor Confluent Design are initiating conceptual design and engineering services for the West Trailhead at Mount Falcon Park. Mount Falcon Parkís west entry from the Indian Hills neighborhood was designed and built in the 1980ís and as more users visit the park, the aging facilities and limited parking are not serving the public adequately. In April 2015, Jeffco Open Space staff began assessing the current ...

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