Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the western border of Colorado’s state capitol, the historic and picturesque Town of Morrison is lined with restaurants and shops that reflect its small town charm. With a population of around 400 people, the mountain town offers small town living minutes from the conveniences of the Denver Metropolitan area.
Settled in 1860s, Morrison was one of many small gateway towns to the Rockies that flourished along the Colorado Front Range during the Gold Rush. Unlike many, this small town survived the post-Gold Rush years and continues to thrive today.
Morrison contains a number of historical footnotes, one of which is for the discovery of dinosaur bones nearby about one hundred and forty years ago. The Morrison Natural History Museum offers a wealth of information on the town’s connection to the Jurassic period through its hands-on dinosaur exhibits and tours that will bring you to the location of actual dinosaur footprints. Also notable, the world famous naturally formed outdoor venue, Red Rocks Amphitheater, is nearby. Concertgoers often enjoy a meal or drink in Morrison before a show.
With a beautiful landscape that includes amazing rock outcroppings, this unique town offers a sense of comfort and relaxation often associated with small towns. With access to many mountain trails and paths, there is no shortage for those that like to engage nature on its terms. Its environment, seasonal colors, and natural wonders also contribute to Morrison’s appeal.
This small town is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of big city life, but just a twenty-five minute drive to downtown Denver and all the city offers from professional sports venues to fine dining. A respite from the busy day-to-day obligations, Morrison provides the peace and serenity sought after a long day without big city noise and distractions. Let Evergreen Mountain Modern help you find your perfect getaway home in Morrison today.