Red Rocks Amphitheatre

We’ve been fortunate enough to see several shows at Red Rocks, but even if you don’t get a chance to see a concert there, it is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the Denver area.  It is the 75th anniversary of the amphitheater this year, so they are doing some special celebrations, so it seemed fitting to put out a post describing this iconic landmark.  Long before we moved to Colorado, we’d seen the video of U2 playing at Red Rocks and knew that it was a magical place and seems to bring something special out of every artist who plays there.  Most of these pictures are from a concert that we went to several years ago with our youngest daughter and one of her very good friends, but they don’t do justice to how incredible the place is.  There are a couple of pictures from a long time ago when we first moved to Colorado.  We won’t bore you with any actual concert footage, this is all about the amphitheater itself.

The Two of Us Waiting for the Concert to Start
The Two of Us Waiting for the Concert to Start
View from Red Rocks
View from Red Rocks
Crowd Surrounded by Rock Formations
Crowd Surrounded by Rock Formations
Stage Surrounded by Rocks
Stage Surrounded by Rocks

In addition to going to see a live music event at Red Rocks, there are some great hiking trails in the area as well.  In some ways it reminds us of Garden of the Gods, here in Colorado Springs, but obviously they are each unique in what they offer.  A lot of fitness enthusiasts will also run the steps in the amphitheater, which are quite steep and would definitely be an excellent workout.  Red Rocks is located just outside of Denver and is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies, which makes it easy to get to.  The rock formations are beautiful, but there are also great views of Denver as well.

Crowd at Red Rocks
Crowd at Red Rocks
Climbing the Stairs of the Amphitheater
Climbing the Stairs of the Amphitheater
View of the Stage
View of the Stage
Shot of Dusk at Concert
Shot of Dusk at Concert

Whether going to a concert or just visiting the park for some hiking, you should definitely make the Red Rocks Amphitheatre a destination on your list if you’re visiting Denver.  Clearly, if you can go to a concert, it will be an experience that you’ll never forget.  From the incredible sound that the amphitheater offers, to the beauty of the rock formations, to the normally clear blue skies of the Front Range, the music is only part of the overall experience.

Rock Formations
Rock Formations
Crowd at Dusk
Crowd at Dusk
One of the Giant Screens
One of the Giant Screens
Dusk at Red Rocks
Dusk at Red Rocks

 

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