Morrison is located entirely within Jefferson County and just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Despite its proximity to the Denver metro area, Morrison’s location on the west side of the Hogback rock formation provides separation from our metropolitan neighbors and makes it feel like a remote mountain town. That’s why we call Morrison “The Nearest Faraway Place.”
Most people know Morrison for its location at the base of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre or nearby Bandimere Speedway. What many people don’t know, however, is that Morrison is home to several world-class restaurants and shops located along historic Bear Creek Ave and Stone Street. Also, Morrison is a fantastic starting point for exploring the numerous trails that run through the Jefferson County Open Space Parks surrounding the town.
Fans of natural history will find plenty to satisfy their curiosity in Morrison. With interesting geographic features and fantastic dinosaur finds displayed at the Morrison Natural History Museum and Dinosaur Ridge, there is no shortage of ways to explore our pre-historic past.
So come by for dinner a few hours before your Red Rocks or Bandimere event. Hike, bike, or horseback ride on the area’s trails, then stop off for a fantastic lunch overlooking the creek. Or, just come to town to shop, take in the atmosphere, and visit our museums. However you choose to spend your free time, Morrison has a way to make it more enjoyable!