The trail was easy to find from the Lower North Lot. We added the Village Walk trail to our hike and added 1.36 miles total. It was pretty icy and snowy, so even if its warm (it was in the 60s today) I'd recommend bringing traction devices - especially if its snowed the week you're going. (The north sides of the mountains don't get much sunlight so the backside of the Morrison Slide trail is completely snow covered right now). We started at 8:30 am and only saw a handful of people. On our way back there were significantly more people, so try and get there early!
Started at Village Walk, then Morrison Slide and looped back. Also connects to Red Rocks Trail. On a cool, fall day, this trail is awesome! It's mostly open and offers great views. Highway noise it's heard for most till you get to the Red Rocks TH. Some rocky places on the Slide, but no boulders. Definitely go again. Oct 2015
Carla A. on Red Rocks Trail
Plus side: Well-worthwhile, gorgeous views over the city. Downside: not much shade. Gets pretty toasty on a hot day.
I completed this round-trip hike (Village Walk-Morrison Slide Trail-Red Rocks Trail) a few days after a heavy snow fall. I packed my Yak-Trax and trekking poles along and had to use them only in the areas where the shadows remained. I would recommend having them both if you plan to go in the winter, especially for the Morrison Slide Trail. Overall, these trails are fairly easy for the average hiker, although the length and the exposure to the ridge rim at the top might limit small children. The views are beautiful and well worth the time spent hiking the switchbacks.