Morrison

Morrison offers a wide array of attractions and activities that make it an ideal destination for visitors.

Welcome to Morrison

Morrison has something to captivate every traveler.
 

What to Love About This Town

Morrison, a charming town located just outside of Denver, offers a wide array of attractions and activities that make it an ideal destination for visitors. From its breathtaking natural landscapes to its rich history and diverse culinary scene, Morrison has something to captivate every traveler.
 
One of the most enchanting highlights of Morrison is the renowned Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Nestled amidst stunning red sandstone formations, this open-air amphitheater provides a truly magical setting for live music performances. Not only is Red Rocks a world-class concert venue, but it also offers breathtaking views of the surrounding foothills and Denver skyline. Many music enthusiasts and nature lovers flock to this iconic landmark to witness unforgettable performances and take in the beauty of the natural surroundings.
 
Nature enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise when exploring Morrison and its surrounding areas. The town is home to an abundance of natural wonders, including Bear Creek Lake Park. This expansive park offers a multitude of activities, such as hiking, biking, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. With its extensive trail system and serene lakes, Bear Creek Lake Park provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature and engage in outdoor adventures.
 
For those seeking panoramic vistas and historic charm, a visit to Mount Falcon Park is a must. This picturesque park features well-maintained trails suitable for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. The Castle Trail, in particular, offers sweeping views of the mountains and Denver skyline. Additionally, the park is home to the intriguing ruins of Mount Falcon Castle, which adds a touch of historical intrigue to the natural beauty of the area.
 
Morrison is also a haven for geology and archaeology enthusiasts, thanks to attractions like Dinosaur Ridge. This fascinating destination allows visitors to explore exposed dinosaur footprints preserved in sandstone. A self-guided tour takes you through this remarkable landscape, while the Morrison Natural History Museum and the visitor center provide further insights into the area's rich paleontological history.
 
Automobile and racing enthusiasts will find their thrill at the Bandimere Speedway. This popular venue hosts a variety of track events on its 1/4-mile drag strip, including exhilarating races sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). From witnessing high-speed racing to experiencing the adrenaline-pumping atmosphere, Bandimere Speedway offers an unforgettable experience for racing enthusiasts.
 
As you explore Morrison, you'll also have the opportunity to embark on the Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway. This 40-mile scenic route, established in the 1920s, allows you to marvel at the stunning mountain landscapes near the Denver metro area. Along the way, you can discover other attractions and towns, further enhancing your journey through this picturesque region.
 
When it comes to dining, Morrison offers a range of notable establishments that cater to various tastes. The Cow Eatery is a family-owned restaurant known for its welcoming atmosphere and delectable comfort food. For Mexican and American cuisine in a cozy setting, the Morrison Inn is a longstanding favorite among locals and visitors alike. Red Rocks Grill, conveniently located near the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, serves a diverse menu and is a popular choice for concert-goers and nature enthusiasts alike. If you're in the mood for Czech and Slovak cuisine, Cafe Prague is the place to be, while Tony Rigatoni offers classic Italian dishes, ensuring a wide range of culinary options to satisfy your cravings.
 
In summary, Morrison's captivating blend of natural beauty, rich history, and culinary delights make it a truly remarkable destination. Whether you're attending a concert at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre, exploring ancient dinosaur footprints at Dinosaur Ridge, partaking in outdoor adventures at Bear Creek Lake Park and Mount Falcon Park, or experiencing the thrill of racing at Bandimere Speedway.
 

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Popular Festivals, Events, Venues, Parks

 

Schools

Morrison is within the Jeffco Public Schools District. Jeffco Public Schools is #5 on the Best School Districts in the Denver Area according to Niche. You can find more information here
 

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More About Morrison

Overview for Morrison, CO

5,135 people live in Morrison, where the median age is 49 and the average individual income is $76,446.14. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,135

Total Population

49 years

Median Age

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$76,446.14

Average individual Income

Around Morrison, CO

There's plenty to do around Morrison, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

17
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
4
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bear Cub Coffee & Pub, Edges & Dreams, and Panther Physical Therapy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.22 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.56 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.45 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.87 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Morrison, CO

Morrison has 1,860 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Morrison do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,135 people call Morrison home. The population density is 180.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

5,135

Total Population

Low

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

49

Median Age

47.4 / 52.6%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
1,860

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$76,446.14

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes
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