Red Rocks ~ Morrison, Colorado

Red Rocks, a park and amphitheatre located in Morrison, Colorado, is, perhaps, the most iconic concert venue in the world.

Large rock outcroppings frame the stage and surround the open-air amphitheatre, which seats 9,450 people. Concerts are held throughout the summer months, and a free Easter sunrise service draws people from across the region.

Red Rocks is situated at 6,450 feet above sea level and is a perfect demonstration of the transition from Great Plains to Rocky Mountains.

Inside the 868 acres of Red Rocks Park, there’s a visitor center, with guided tours every day June through October, as well as hiking and biking trails, and limitless photographic opportunities.

Fun Facts About Red Rocks Park And Amphitheatre:

  • The rock band U2 brought worldwide attention to Red Rocks with the release of “U2 Live at Red Rocks: Under A Blood Red Sky” in 1983.
  • Many famous artists and bands have played at Red Rocks, including Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Sting, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay, and the Grateful Dead.
  • Widespread Panic holds the record for the most concerts at Red Rocks (with 36 shows).
  • After an out-of-control Jethro Tull concert in 1971, there was a five-year ban on rock concerts at Red Rocks.
  • Denver bought Red Rocks Park in 1928, for $54,000. Construction of the amphitheatre took place during the Great Depression, from 1936-1941, as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program.

Location of Red Rocks Park And Amphitheatre:

Red Rocks Park And Amphitheatre is located at 17598 West Alameda Parkway, in Morrison, Colorado.

Other tourist attractions in Morrison include: Bandimere Speedway, Tiny Town, and Dinosaur Ridge.

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