Nestled just west of the hogback, the Town of Morrison feels like a remote mountain town that is really just 30 minutes from downtown Denver. Residents like to refer to Morrison as ‘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 is that Morrison is home to several world-class restaurants and shops located along historic Bear Creek Ave and Stone Street. Located entirely within Jefferson County, Morrison is a convenient starting point for exploring the numerous trails that run through the Jefferson County Open Space Parks surrounding the town.
Morrison Natural History Museum and the famous Dinosaur Ridge are both located in Morrison. Numerous hiking, biking or horseback riding trails are easily accessible for the intensive enthusiast or for those who want a leisurely morning or afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the metro area.
Serviced by its own police department and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the West Metro Fire Protections District, Jefferson County Schools and a host of other county departments, residents find Morrison to be an ideal home. Live in the town, on acreages in the gently rolling foothills or travel a few miles south to the Willowbrook and Willow Springs communities where a variety of recreation awaits you from private hiking trails to membership at the beautiful Red Rocks Country Club providing an awesome 18 hole golf course and many private streets where golf carts are the legal and economical mode of travel!
Wildlife abounds in and around Morrison with herds of deer and elk mingling with the community on a daily basis. Minutes away from C-470, Lakewood and Littleton, Morrison has all the conveniences of the suburban life in a mountain setting. Once you are there, you will not want to leave.