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One of Denver's truly unique and inspiring attractions, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre combines 640 acres of natural geological wonders with a concert and event venue known for its stunning... Read More
One of Denver's truly unique and inspiring attractions, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre combines 640 acres of natural geological wonders with a concert and event venue known for its stunning acoustics. Attending a concert is just one reason to visit this park. Equally awesome are the ancient red sandstone formations, some more than 250 million years old and 300 feet high. Two relatively short, moderate trails within the park provide photo-worthy views. A longer trail is also accessed here. Don't miss the park's Visitor Center, which provides a wealth of information on all that makes Red Rocks so special, from the geology created by nature to the impressive music history made here. A summer film series and the famed Easter sunrise service are just two of the noteworthy events held annually at Red Rocks.
- Park and Amphitheatre: Daily 5am-11pm
- Visitor Ctr - April-Oct.: Daily 7am-7pm
- Visitor Ctr - Nov-March: Daily 9am-4pm
- Contact for Specific Dates and Times
- Park Free
Concert tickets vary
- Parks: "Although the two trails within the park are short, they traverse some rough terrain so wear or bring good hiking boots/shoes for exploring."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Arrive early; there's one road in and it gets crowded. Expect to walk a ways to your seats. Comfortable shoes are a must, as are water (the park sits 6,400 feet above sea level) and layers of clothes for changing weather. You can bring in food but read the park's list of permitted and prohibited items first."
- Sightseeing: "While attending a music performance shows off Red Rocks at its best, it's also a great place to explore during the day and when nothing is happening except stunning natural scenery."
- Best for Parks Because: It's one of the top music venues on the planet, set in a park with inspiring geologic formations and trails.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It is Denver's one-of-a-kind star attraction and one of the most memorable days or evenings you'll ever spend.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Although it's not in Denver proper, it's part of the city's parks system. In other words, it's a patch of the city in the foothills.
- Free Things to Do: "You don't have to pay concert admission to experience the magic of Red Rocks. Hiking around the park itself is free, and if there isn't a show going on, you can also check out the amphitheater itself – try running up and down the steps for a work out. Also take a look at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on the grounds."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The surrounding park is awesome to hike through even if you can't afford a show. Also check out the new Colorado Music Hall of Fame.