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Things to Know: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Next time you are in the Denver, Colorado area, you need to take a quick road trip over to Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  This mega outdoor theater is not only home to decades of famous concerts but also one of the most beautiful scenic areas.  Before you head over to Red Rocks, take a look at these tips so you will know what to expect.

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Things to Know: Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Admission is Free

There is no fee to enter the Red Rocks Amphitheatre Park.  You can drive in and park for free on normal non concert days.

In the early 1900’s, John Brisben Walker had a vision of artists performing on a stage nestled into the perfectly acoustic surroundings of Red Rocks. Walker produced a number of concerts between 1906 and 1910 on a temporary platform; and from his dream, the history of Red Rocks as an entertainment venue began.

The amphitheater was dedicated on June 15, 1941 and hosted the first annual Easter Sunrise Service took place in 1947. Since then, Red Rocks Amphitheatre has attracted the best performers to its stage. Benny Goodman, John Denver, U2, Chris Tomlin and Mercy Me are just a few of the many acts that have performed concerts at Red Rocks.

Restrooms are Available

There are restrooms available at the top of the parking lot when you arrive to park as well as in the Visitors Center.

Be ready for some steps

There are quite a few steps as you exit the parking lot and enter the amphitheatre area.  Because of the elevation, the steps may seem a little more strenuous than normal. There are some benches along the path if you need a rest.

Drink Water

When we were there, it was quite hot. Couple the heat with the elevation and you need to remember to stay hydrated.  Grab a bottle of water to sip on as you enjoy the ampitheater arena.

Watch the People

There are some great people watching opportunities when you visit Red Rocks.  Members of the community come out regularly to run the steps and get exercise.  People from all over the world come to visit the Red Rocks Ampitheatre and enjoy the history of the area.  

The Red Rocks area is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy the tunnel as you leave the parking lot!

Have you ever visited Red Rocks Amphitheater? Did you attend a concert? I’d love to hear your favorite stories about this historic location!


Looking for other amazing things to do in the Denver area? Check out Garden of the Gods – just two hours south!

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