Mt. Falcon

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14.5 Miles

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2,000 ft.

Highest Elevation



A short drive from Denver to get in some steep vert and a wide variety of trails.

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How to Run Mt. Falcon

Mt. Falcon has a variety of trails available, the most common one being the direct climb from east to West. Mt. Morrison and Red Rocks make this a signature trail for experiencing the variety of views in Jefferson County.

From the upper (west) lot, you can take a shorter route to the summit and the Devil Elbow loops, which are more lightly trafficked areas of the park.

Parmalee Trail is a short 2 mile loop that begins near the upper trailhead and takes a steep descent into an equally steep climb through coniferous forest, with panoramic views of the southwest hills.

Note: Mt. Falcon’s lower (east) lot is typically a windy place, given its proximity to the mouth of nearby Turkey Creek Canyon.

Pit bathrooms are available at both trailheads, but there is no potable water available.

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