Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is Colorado’s pride and joy. Located 15 miles west of Denver, Red Rocks’ open-air theater is anchored by sandstone walls that were once pre-historic ocean floor in Colorado, this park can not be duplicated anywhere in the world. The park itself is open daily and free to the public. Red Rocks Amphitheater host music, hiking, education and weddings. At Red Rocks you are given panoramic views of the city and can see downtown Denver while in the park, that is 15 miles away. There is a lot to see and do while visiting Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater plan on spending 4 to 5 hours while there.
Parks and Trails:
Red Rocks is not just a concert venue, Red Rocks is 6,200 feet above sea level. Red Rocks is unique because it can boost it’s location as a place where the great plains meet the rocky mountains. The diverse environment is home to animals, plants and birds that belong to both types of regions in Colorado, which makes this park truly unique. Visiting this park is always free. Enjoy hiking and biking at Red Rocks Park. The park hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m., in the event there is a performance, visitors will be instructed as to when the park will close that day.
Calendar of Events and Tickets:
Concerts are not the only venue at the amphitheater, there is also graduations and special events, one of my favorites is Film on the Rocks, this is a summer time family fun event that my family never misses. Once a week, every week during the summer plan to spend an evening at the amphitheater enjoying live music and a outside movie. This event is very popular and can get sold out.
Tickets are available at King Soopers for $10.50 or on line at DenverFilm.org (use Buy Tickets links below) for $10.00 plus a $4.00 per purchase handling fee. Tickets may also be purchased at the Red Rocks box office for $12.00 day of show. Click here for summer schedule of course, there is the concert venue. Click here for the 2010 calendar Tickets are available through Ticketmaster
Red Rocks is open year round, Oct through April hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m daily. The visitor center has exhibits that feature everything from the music hall of fame, civilian conservation corp, paleontology and the geology tour. You should plan on spending an hour in the visitor center, there is so much to see and explore.
If you want to grab a quick bit to eat, there is a great concession stand in the visitors center that offers a wide variety of food that appeals to everyone. Enjoy such foods as pizza, hot dogs, brats, sandwiches, nachos, pretzels and candy. Beverages includes soft drinks, draft and bottled beer and frozen lemonade. If you want to take it up a notch, consider dinning at the Ship Rock Grille.
The Ship Rock Grille is a full service bar and restaurant and reservations are highly commented 303 697-4939. The Ship Rock Grille offers delicious appetizers, soups and salads, but your taste buds will be delighted by some of the headliners presented by Chef Carmelo. There are specials such as V.I.P Chicken, Flatiron Steak. Gold Pan Pasta and Rockin Ali, but my favorite is Oak Creek Buffalo Tamales. Chef Carmelo out does himself with this fresh open faced buffalo tamales with house made Mole’ sauce and black beans for a mere cost of $11.50. The Ship Rock also offers burgers, brats and desserts. A must try is the Buffalo Chili… yum.
Sunday Brunch Buffet – 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Adults $22.00 Child $12.00 10 and under
Colorado Welcome Center:
There is one last important attraction to visiting Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. At the trading post, gift shop, snack bar and gourmet coffee bar is one of ten Welcome Centers in the state of Colorado. Stop in and visit a knowledgable Colorado visitor guide who will help you and direct you to all of Colorado’s vacations, attractions and events.
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Source My personal Experience
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