The famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre stands 6450 feet above sea level and is the only geologically formed, acoustically perfect amphitheatre of its kind in the world. Artists and visitors alike aspire to be a part of this magical amphitheatre and park. While most people think of Red Rocks as only a concert venue, it is also a park with some of the most amazing scenery in the world. This unique spot where the plains connect with the Rockies makes for the beautiful red rock formations that make up Red Rocks Park.
People visit Red Rocks for the music and for the scenery and wildlife. Musicians all sorts from U2 and the Beatles to Britney Spears and Sting enjoy playing at Red Rocks and this makes for a wonderful experience that only Red Rocks can offer. The wildlife that occupies the 868 acres around Red Rocks includes those native to the Rockies and the Great Plains. The scenery is nothing short of breathtaking pines, red rocks, vistas, crisp blue skies, and much more. The world famous Red Rocks is nothing short of spectacular – musically, spiritually, and otherwise.
Visitors can do a variety of activities at Red Rocks besides the obvious concert events. Popular activities are hiking, biking, running, guided tours, shopping, dining, and site seeing. At Red Rocks, nature is the best guide.
The Visitor Center and Amphitheatre is open daily to the public free of charge, but typically closes after lunch on concert days to conduct sound checks and other prep work required before a concert. The general park area is open everyday from 5am to 11pm.
One of the ten Colorado Welcome Centers is located inside the Red Rocks Trading Post and is open everyday from 9am to 4pm. Brochures, maps, and other handy tools are located inside the Trading Post. The helpful travel counselors inside the Trading Post can help visitors successfully plan a trip in or near Denver with the free trip planning service provided by the Welcome Center.
Whatever your reason for visiting Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, you are sure to find something beautiful and wondrously captivating. From music to hiking trails, Red Rocks has it all. As one of Colorado’s most popular attractions, thousands of people from all walks of life all around the world visit Red Rocks each year.