We'll hike Mt. Falcon, just outside of Morrison. Mt. Falcon has great views of the red rocks, the hogback, and the city. The hike is 3.6 miles round-trip with 810' of elevation gain.
After the hike, those interested will try a new restaurant for this group, the Homestead Grill (click on link, then click on right side for menu) at the Homestead Golf Course. Assuming the weather is warm enough, we will sit outside for dinner, and dogs are allowed at the restaurant outside (dogs are allowed on the hike as well).
Please note the details about bringing appropriate gear and in case of bad weather in this Meetup Group's Welcome! Description. Dogs are welcome on the hike, but you must pick up after your dogs and they must be on a leash. If you join this event, you are agreeing to this waiver.
Directions: Click here for a map with directions.We'll meet at the Mt. Falcon east trailhead. (Note: Another trailhead is on the west side off of Mt. Falcon Road--don't go there by mistake.) From C470, exit Morrison Rd west, drive past downtown Morrison, turn left at the Y stoplight onto Hwy 8. Follow the signs to Mt. Falcon Park: turn right on Forest Ave., then right on Vine St. You can also get there by taking the Morrison Exit (Hwy 8, the first exit west of C470) off of Hwy 285.
Please note: The police in Morrison are notorious for giving lots of traffic tickets. Be sure to obey all traffic laws, including the speed limits (25 mph in Morrison, 35 mph just outside of Morrison) and make sure that you have your updated proof of insurance and registration with you.