There are many beautiful nature areas surrounding Denver, and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is definitely a treasure right near Denver. Red Rocks Park is the point where the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains meet. The 738 acre park is 6,450 feet above sea level.
On our visit, we pulled up to Red Rock Park just before sunset. We hiked up the pathway suspended on the huge rocks. We were amazed by the shapes, color and size of the rocks. When we got to the amphitheater we headed up the steps (193 steps from all the way on the bottom to the top with 100 foot elevation). The view from up above the amphitheater was magnificent in all directions.
The amphitheater, built right outdoors in the rock, is open air with two 300 foot monoliths. The amphitheater opened in 1941 and can seat 9,525 people! Some famous music concerts are hosted at Red Rock and when there is a scheduled event (check online for the show schedule) a show ticket may be required in order to enter.
The Visitors Center on premises has exhibits related to the park and amphitheater as well as stores and a Starbucks. We were unable to go to the Visitor’s Center since it was too late.
Posted: November 4, 2020
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, CO 80465
Red Rocks Park is open to the public from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset every day of the year. Vehicles are not permitted to enter the park after 7:30 p.m.