Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado

Best Place to see the Stars

 Morrison, Colorado, about 20 minutes southwest of Denver, is home to one of the best concert venues and parks anywhere.  More than 6,400 feet above sea level and comprising 868 acres of open spaces, wildlife and geological wonders, Red Rocks Amphitheatre is the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world.

Red Rocks, Morrison,, Colorado

Red Rocks, Morrison,, Colorado

Zeb, your Colorado traveling duck, visited this place with mom.  Just a short drive from Denver, this place is wonderful.  We started at the top of the theater.

Top of theater looking down to stage

Top of theater looking down to stage

It is a long way to the bottom with many rows of seats.  The stage is easily visible from every seat.  Again, an observation on human behavior.  Several people, men and women were running along the rows of seats, while others climbed to the next higher row, did a couple push ups, climbed to the next row, more push ups.

Humans get exercise at Red Rocks

Humans get exercise at Red Rocks

Wow!  What a work out!

The rock formations (red rock, of course) are breath taking.  Or maybe I was also out of breath watching so much exertion—climbing, push-ups and altitude.  The views are beautiful.  Through the rock formations, the Denver skyline is visible.

Denver skyline over top of Red Rocks stage

Denver skyline over top of Red Rocks stage

This park has many hiking and biking trails also.  Hiking is fun, but I will leave the running up stairs and benches to the humans.

We went to the Visitor Center and the Performers Hall of Fame.  They had concerts here more than 100 years ago.  Each year the season begins with Easter Sunday sunrise service.   So many famous people have performed here.  I am sitting on a guitar with schedules of performers, one schedule per year

Zeb on guitar at Red Rocks

Zeb on guitar at Red Rocks

.  Also there I am with posters for some of the performances.

Zeb with the music greats

Zeb with the music greats

This sure is a popular place for everybody, even for Zeb the duck.

The Ship Rock Grille is the official restaurant of Red Rocks.

Ship Rock Grille

Ship Rock Grille

They are open for lunch and open for dinner on concert evenings.  Great sandwiches.  Sunday brunch is also served at Ship Rock Grille.  Maybe we can go some Sunday.

Entering and leaving the amphitheater we drove through a tunnel in the rock.

Drive through Red Rock tunnel to visit theater

Drive through Red Rock tunnel to visit theater

Great entrance!  Although the amphitheater is natural, the seats are not.  From 1936 to 1941 the Civilian Conservation Corps

Honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps

Honoring the Civilian Conservation Corps

worked at Red Rocks making the amphitheater the perfect venue we have today.

I love this place.

Ship Rock on one side of amphitheater

Ship Rock on one side of amphitheater

Concerts, food, trails and beautiful rock formations make a perfect day trip for us.  I hope to return here often.  I would love to see you here too.  For more information visit www.redrocksonline.com

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