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Morrison is a small town of about 400 souls nestled in the Front Range foothills of the Denver Metropolitan Area in the U.S. state of Colorado. The town is located 12 miles (19 km) southeast of Denver in Jefferson County. Besides its spectacular geology and rich paleontological history, Morrison is the home of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, a world famous music venue.


Get in[edit]

See this Colorado travel map. Colorado is on Mountain Standard Time (UTC-07) in the winter and on Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-06) in the summer.

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By road[edit]

Morrison is served a U.S. highway and three state highways:

Interstate Highway 70 is 3.4 miles (5.5 km) north of Morrison.

Get around[edit]


A replica of an Iguanodon graces the front lawn of the Dinosaur Ridge Museum near Morrison.
  • 1 Dinosaur Ridge, 16831 West Alameda Parkway, +1 303 697-3466. Explore fossils from Dinosaurs and walk along trails with guided or self guided tours.


  • 1 Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, +1 720 865-2494. Concert venue where lots of music artists and bands come to play and you can hear the natural acoustics from the rocks surrounding it. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Q2182648) on Wikidata Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Wikipedia



  • 1 Morrison Inn, 301 Bear Creek Avenue. Popular Mexican restaurant with entertainment.
  • 2 The Fort, 19192 Highway 8. The Fort is possibly the Denver area's most famous restaurant. It sits just on the edge of suburban Denver and is perhaps most famous for hosting a dinner during the G7 conference in 1997. Reservations highly recommended.




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Routes through Morrison
Ends at Lakewood   N  S  → Conifer → Santa Fe
Ends at  W  E  LakewoodEnds at
Ends at Evergreen  W  E  Ends at
Ends at Golden  W  E  LakewoodEnds at

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