Meet at 8:45- Begin hike promptly at 9:00 am
Lunch will be a separate RSVP
Distance- 3 miles (note: we are only doing a 3 mile loop on this one as it is a bit of a climb up- first one of the season)
We will start out on the Castle trail. It starts by winding through gullies and plains then starts up Mt. Falcon with a pretty steep incline. You can stop to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Hiking here you have views of Red Rocks Amphitheater to the North, the Denver skyline to the east and on a clear day you can see all the way out to the airport.
After hiking the Castle Trail for 1.3 miles you reach a plateau in the mountain and a trail sign that points you farther up the mountain on Castle Trail or down the mountain 1.7 miles back to the parking lot on the Turkey Trot Trail. We will head back down. The Turkey Trot Trail is a hiker only trail, which provides great views to the west and north for the hiker. The 3 mile loop is a great loop that takes less than 2 hours to complete.
From C-470 Take the Morrison Rd exit.
Mount Falcon Park East is located South of Morrison on Highway 8. Driving west through the town of Morrison, turn left or South on Highway 8; next go .8 of a mile to Forest Ave. This is an easy road to miss, if you go more than 1 mile after turning on Hwy 8, you have gone too far.
Shortly after turning on Forest Avenue, you make a right or North turn onto Vine St. This dead ends into the park.