Will Call

Rating: 
Round Trip Distance: 1 mile
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5958 - 6172 feet
Cellphone: 3-5 bars
Time: 45 mins.
Trailhead: Trading Post
Fee: none
Attractions: Short connector




The Will Call trail is located in Red Rocks Park near Denver, Colorado. The trail begins across the road from the Trading Post where it starts out by descending a set of stairs. From there it continues across the sloping meadows to a road crossing. The last stage of the trail leads from the road crossing down to a junction with the Mount Vernon Creek trail where it comes to an end.


The trail begins next to a gazebo that is across the road from the Red Rocks Trading Post.


The stair portion of the upper end of the trail has concrete steps.


At the bottom of the stairs the trail becomes more primitive in construction.


The trail levels off as it crosses the Red Rocks Park Road and continues on the other side.


On the other side of the road the trail works its way over to a small gulch that it travels along while making a gradual descent into it.


Once in the bottom of the gulch the trail crosses the same trickling stream that it did at the bottom of the stairs.


The trail comes to an end at the mouth of the gulch where it connects to the Mount Vernon Creek trail. A loop can be made by following the Mount Vernon Creek trail to the right and when it comes to an end at a parking lot, cross the road and get on the Trading Post trail which can be followed in either direction to get back to the Trading Post where the Will Call trail began.


For this post we turned around at the Mount Vernon Creek trail and returned by the same route by which we came enjoying views of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre area as we went.


On the day that we took the photos for this post we hiked the 6 Red Rocks Park trails that we have posted here as well as 3 trails in the Matthews/Winters Park. The map on the right shows enough of the trails in the immediate area to come up with a good variety of routes to explore. The Will Call trail can serve as a short connector or just a relatively easy out and back hike that is suitable for the whole family. If you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.