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Visitor and Tourist Guide for Red Rocks Amphitheatre - A wonderful outing in Denver Colorado

Updated on May 3, 2014

Nature's Wonder - Red Rocks Amphitheatre

The day I reached Denver, I made my own list of places to see and go around. And to be honest, Red Rocks was somewhere down at the bottom of the list.

And after almost a year and half, the day came when I decided to take my family on a drive towards Red Rocks Amphitheater !!

And to my wonder, I just fell in love with this lovely gift from Mother Nature.

The spellbound view took me off my feet and I just laughed at my foolishness of taking this wonderful place, 6.450 feet above sea level, down my list.

But, the only reason I moved it down my list was that I assumed that you go to Red Rocks just to watch concerts from different Music bands from all over the world. But to my astonishment I was wrong, be there a concert or not, Red Rocks is a must see place.

So beautiful in itself and a Geological wonder, it has been till date a interesting research point for many students as well as professional Geologists.

The more they explore the Mother nature wonder, the more people fall in love with it. The center stage is covered by two monoliths on each side making it naturally acoustic and gives the real feeling on a Natural Amphitheater.

The Drive towards Red Rocks is packed with natural beauty, on both sides of the freeway, with mountains on one end and lush green plains on the other.

When I reach Red Rocks, I saw families enjoying the Grill, sitting around the open air break area, munching their yummy grilled food with the view of breathtaking mountains and the Red Rock wonder.

Not to forget, the many enthusiasts who move up and down the 196 stairs to burn down calorie and get a swift workout !!

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Area Details
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Area Details

Red Rocks Amphitheatre - A Place for All

Ever wondered, What all can you do when you decide to take down a trip to Red Rocks ?

"Let me list down the options for you"

  • Musical Concerts: With the history dating back to 1906, you will never be disappointed if you ever decide to watch a Musical concert at Red Rocks. You would never believe the astonishing number of Musical concerts that are conducted here by international Musical bands of high caliber.
  • Photography or Filming: Looking for a place to match up your Photography skills with Mother nature ? This is the place for you, for sure. Even if you are looking to get your Film going which needs a wonderful back drop, Red Rocks is the perfect match for you !
  • Sweat it out: Want to burn out calories but lack enthusiasm and determination ? Well get one with your family or friends to Red Rocks and jog/run/sprint along the 196 fleet of stairs up and down the stage. For sure the view along with the calorie burn out routine will make it a awesome day for you !
  • Hiking/Biking/Horse Riding: You can enjoy hiking, biking or Horse rides, down the well maintained trails of Red Rocks, and with the simple awesome natural backdrop you won't ever be disappointed. Also you can get your pets along with you for a fun trail walk.
  • Study with Nature: You are a botanist, geologist, a bird watcher, or a student looking to study Mother nature, this is exactly the place for you. With a collection of unique variety of plants and interesting Geological transformations, you would surely fall in love.
  • Family Picnic: Is it been long that you had a get together with family and friends ? Don't think any further, just get a list of people going and drive along with them to Red Rocks for a nice retreat. Play, eat, drink and have fun !

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Facts About Red Rocks Amphitheatre

  • John Brisben Walker produced a number of concerts between 1906 and 1910 on a temporary platform at Red Rocks.
  • George Carnmer, Manager of Denver parks, bought area of Red Rocks from Walker for $54,133.
  • Opened to public on June 15th 1941
  • Seating capacity of 9,450 with a total area of 640 acres, 6,450 ft above sea level.
  • Once listed among the seven wonders of the world.
  • Fossil segments and dinosaur tracks that date back to 160 million years ago.
  • Monoliths taller than Niagara falls
  • From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2 have performed here.
  • Every year an average of 750,000 people visit this place.

Photos for Visitor information and Guide

Map of the Red Rocks Area
Map of the Red Rocks Area
About Red Rocks Amphitheatre
About Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Visitor Hours and Information for Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Visitor Hours and Information for Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Visitor hours and Maps

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.

Visitor and Tourist Hours
May - September: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October - April: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas

If you wish to visit and want to check on closure times, the Amphitheatre office number is 720-865-2494. On non-show days, please call the Visitor Center at 303-697-4939.

Map and driving directions for Red Rocks Amphitheatre

A markerRed Rock Amphitheatre 18300 W Alameda Pkwy Morrison, CO 80401 -
Golden, CO 80401, USA
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Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located in Red Rocks Park near Morrison, Colorado, 15 miles west of Denver.

Red Rocks Grill, Dining Area, Museum pictures

Spectacular view from Red Rocks Area
Spectacular view from Red Rocks Area
The Food Grill !!
The Food Grill !!
Spell bound Dining Area
Spell bound Dining Area
Museum at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Museum at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Hall of Fame - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Hall of Fame - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
First Musical Group at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
First Musical Group at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Quick Video Tour of Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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      mr-veg 2 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks for Stopping by Bill !! Yeah right, Mother nature is the ultimate place to go to whenever you want to get inner peace !! And I love the place Red Rocks out here it really Rocks !!

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a beautiful setting that is. We have something similar in this state called The Gorge Amphitheater. Nothing beats Mother Nature.