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Green Mountain Short Tour

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (15) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Explore a mix of singletrack and doubletrack on this short, fun hike.


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Map Key

3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Loop

6,851' 2,088 m

High

6,055' 1,845 m

Low

814' 248 m

Up

814' 248 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

This area is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Overview

This route takes you to the top of Green Mountain Trail and provides great views of Denver. About 1.5 miles of the hike takes place on a steep dirt road and the rest of the hike takes place on singletrack with some rocks and roots. Overall this loop pretty fun. It isn't super crowded on weekends, even given its proximity to Denver.

Description

Starting from the Rooney Parking Lot, take the Rooney Lot - Green Mountain Connector over the highway to reach a large intersection. Head left on the Green Mountain Trail and climb steadily as you pass the intersection with Box 'o Rox. Continue climbing on the dirt road until the junction with the Summit Loop Trail; here you'll want to take a right to remain on the Green Mountain Trail. Shortly thereafter, make another right onto the Rooney Valley Trail to begin a steady descent down Green Mountain via a rocky and rooty singletrack trail. Hook a right on Rooney Valley Connector and head straight through the next intersection to reach the overpass and the way back to the car.

Flora & Fauna

This area has been known to have rattlesnakes, so stay alert while hiking on trail.

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Shared By:

Max Krueger

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  4.0 from 15 votes

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Keep on the lookout for rattlesnakes. They live here and can occasionally be seen on the trails.
May 3, 2015 near Morrison, CO
Snow and ice on trail
Nov 14, 2018 near West Pl…, CO
Near the summit looking north
Apr 15, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
Hard to beat a trail with a paraglider launch point.
Sep 9, 2018 near West Pl…, CO
Start of box of rocks trail.
Nov 14, 2021 near West Pl…, CO
Nice rocks near the beginning of the trail.
May 3, 2015 near Morrison, CO

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Sep 17, 2022
Sean O'Connor
May 25, 2022
Miyo Masa
Nov 21, 2021
Erik K
HP map does not show the extensive switch backs that exist in reality. This ended up being a 4.7 mile hike because of the switch backs (not 3.6!). 4.7mi — 8h 00m
Aug 3, 2021
John Sefcik
May 6, 2021
Michael Volpe
Apr 12, 2020
Denney Burkholder
Apr 5, 2020
Private User
Mar 25, 2020
Amy Navvab
3.9mi