Morrison is a quiet town tucked in the foothills of the Front Range. It’s most known for its music venue, Red Rocks, located just up the hillside from downtown. There are several places to eat and shop in this quaint historic town.
The town sits at around 5,765 feet above sea level in the foothills of Colorado. It has a small population of around 430 people.
Things to do in Morrison
For such a small town there are plenty of restaurants. Probably the town’s most famous restaurant, The Fort, is an authentic replication of Bent’s Old Fort in Southeast Colorado.
Cafe Prague serves Eastern European classics including wiener schnitzel and beef goillash. Morrison Holiday Bar is the local watering hole. Find a mix of fare, from burgers and sandwiches to tacos and burritos at the locals favorite, the Red Rocks Grill. Wings and other fried goodies can be had at Willy’s Wings.
Red Rock Amphitheater – One-of-a-kind concert venue situated at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Giant, 400-foot sandstone slabs form the amphitheater which overlooks the city of Denver. It seats 9,450 people.
- Bear Creek Lake offers boating, fishing, hiking, biking, in addition to a 47-site campground (open April 1- October 31). Reservations accepted. The park is located near the intersection of 470 and 285.
- Bear Creek Lake, Chatfield Lake and Evergreen Lake are all within a short drive.
- Red Rocks Amphitheater is a popular spot to hike year round. The Jackson County Open Space provides many great trails, with several through similar red sandstone formations.
- Evergreen Lake (11mi)
- Morrison Natural History