Hey yall! Here is the final post of our Colorado/Wyoming trip from a few years ago. On our last day in Denver we visited the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheatre located about 16 miles from Denver in the little town of Morrison, CO as well as the nearby little town of Golden, CO.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a world-famous, open-air theatre used since 1941 that hosts many concerts and other events. The amphitheater was designed by Burnam Hoyt within the area between two massive slabs of Red stone (Ship Rock and Creation Rock). The elevation of the amphitheatre’s top row is approximately 6,450 feet (1,965 m) above sea level, and the surrounding Red Rocks Park covers 868 acres. It seats up to 9,525 people.
Can you see Denver in the distance?
When you get to the top of the amphitheatre there is a Visitor Center, which has lists and pictures of people who have performed there. So many amazing shows have been performed there from The Beatles to the The Blues Brothers, Depeche Mode, U2, Stevie Nicks, and so many more. Read more about it on Wikipedia.
Red Rocks serves as a great place to exercise with tons of stairs and open spaces to spread out for some great cardio, palates, or yoga. We saw a lot of people getting their heart rates up and burning some calories.
They even have a heart rate monitor.
I honestly worked up a bit of sweat just hiking up to the theater and then going up all the stairs to the top!
This is kind of a back side angle of the stage.
There are several parking lots situated around the theater.
I think both times we’ve been here, we’ve had a bit of a hike from our parking spot. If you’re planning to attend a concert there, I would just get there early so you’ll have time and not be rushed. You’ll see lots of beautiful nature along the way.
This is a bronze statue of John Denver located near the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
Red Rocks Trading Post sells Red Rocks Park clothing, souvenirs & memorabilia, which is located just outside of the amphitheatre.
After leaving Red Rocks we drove over to Golden, CO where we parked and walked around a bit. Golden, CO is just about 8 miles from Red Rocks and about 15 miles from Denver. We got some ice cream and enjoyed this cute little town. Really just trying to enjoy our last hour or so before heading to the airport.
When we got to the airport we needed to eat something before getting on the plane. We shared tacos and chips and salsa at the Mesa Verde Bar & Grill.
See all the pics from this day here>>>Colorado trip 2017 Day 8
That looks wonderful.. absolutely gorgeous.
It is a must see if you’ve never been there!
SO many neat photos of your trip!