The town of 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. 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.
Looking to make an escape from the grind of the metro area? Morrison boasts two top-notch Bed and Breakfasts: the Horton House and the Cliff House Lodge.
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!
Morrison is known for being an incredibly small community with a high quality of living and some of the most beautiful natural land around. A celebration of the West can be found right outside the town at The Fort. This replica of Bent's Old Fort is an adobe that offers gourmet wines, scrumptious desserts and the best Southwestern food you will find. Artifacts and culturally significant items to the town's history are kept at the Morrison Heritage Museum. The museum has dinosaur bones on display that were found in Morrison when the town was still new, along with other bits and pieces of the city's interesting history.