Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
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Naturally formed, open air Amphitheatre consists of two, three-hundred-foot monoliths serving as a "stage" for musical performances.
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  • hj99
    Cincinnati, Ohio210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic Find!
    We didn't realize this was here when we were visiting the area and I am so glad my husband found it! The scenery was beautiful and the amphitheater setup was so neat! Would love to see a performance here someday. I love that you could hike here and that paved hiking areas are available. There are a lot of steps that made for a good workout! It is free to come and explore the attraction and the restrooms and area were very clean! We didn't realize that the little beverage/snack stands were not open and that the gift shop area was closed, however, on the way out we saw a trading post combined with a very small rock and roll museum that did have snack/drink options as well as souvenirs for purchase.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 17, 2023
  • Travis
    Morganfield, Kentucky6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing all around
    1st time visit for a concert. Not sure what could make this place any better except an escalator to the top. Be prepared to do a little stair climbing and/or uphill walking. The sound and views were some of the best I have ever seen. Clean bathrooms and affordable concessions. If it bothers you, know that they ask attendees not to publicly use marijuana but it’s obvious people are partaking. Will return!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Hadley96
    Dover, Pennsylvania278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Old Dominion
    Beautiful venue. A lot, and I mean a lot of steps! I hate the bench seating. Some people don't understand the concept of their own space. Dude sat closer to me than my husband. Awesome gift shop. Amazing concert. Sound was perfect.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 29, 2023
  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, Iowa4,744 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful area. Nice gift shop, hall of fame.
    We stopped on our way to Denver. The amphitheater is open to visitors until 3 pm. We were 5 minutes late, so that was disappointing since we wanted to see the actual theater. We were able to visit the gift shop and hall of fame. The parking lot and area is accessible. Worth a stop. It is a beautiful area. Would love to attend a concert here!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • Bill L
    Lone Tree, Colorado230 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the Best Concert Venues in the U.S.
    One of the best concert venues in the United States so you must put attending a concert here on your bucket list. You are sounded by beautiful rock formations and to the East you can see downtown Denver as well. But be prepared for rapid weather changes since you are at a 6,000 foot elevation.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 3, 2023
  • KimmyG
    Fort Smith, Arkansas1,498 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    We hadn't planned on stopping at Red Rocks but came across it while heading south along the Flat Irons and Rockies. Wow! Approaching Red Rocks through the tiny town is a challenge as there are many bikers and pedestrians who don't necessarily follow signage or traffic flow patterns. Proceed with caution. The enormous red rocks are sight to behold. We spent about 90 minutes walking around the trading post in trailheads. Several people shared that they made a full day of hiking the trails. It doesn't matter how long but definitely worth seeing at least once.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 9, 2023
  • VNORVI
    San Francisco, California365 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see
    One of the places you have to see. I moved away from denver 42 years ago, and I had completely forgotten how spectacular this place really is. We visited for a day and hiked in and around. I’m 65 and unfortunate they do not really have shoes anymore that appeal to my age group, but the visit was wonderful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • elrik2016
    Hattiesburg, Mississippi53 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    outstanding venue
    One of the best venues to listen to live music I've ever been to. The sound is tremendous, and the atmosphere quite unique. Every music lover owes it to themselves to come here at least once.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 16, 2023
  • MrMovie500
    Des Moines, Washington101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket List Experience
    It has been on my bucket list for years to see a concert at Red Rocks. This iconic venue has hosted some of the biggest names in music. I finally had the opportunity to see a Queen tribute band, Killer Queen. What a beautiful venue to enjoy live music. Outdoor venues do come with the risk of weather. This night there were two weather delays for thunder/lightning but it was handled in stride and the band and most of the crowd stayed and finished the show. Overall it met my expectations and I can mark this off my bucket list.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 22, 2023
  • shopcoffee
    Los Angeles, California45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful nature, architecture, and design.
    Stunning! The weather was windy and freezing when I visited, but as soon as I saw the Amphitheater I completely forgot the cold weather. I hope that I can be able to watch an orchestra play there one day! I was impressed with its beautiful nature, architecture, and design.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 22, 2023
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Brittany D
United States156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
GORGEOUS! Recommend visiting here in the morning (closes in afternoon for events) or attending concert here. Very beautiful scenery. Will see many locals exercising there and climbing steps. FYI If you are in Denver, you will will need to rent a car or catch shared ride (Uber/Lyft). There is a light rail that takes you part of the way that may help reduce costs.
Written July 7, 2021
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Brian M
Hartford, CT620 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This is just one of those things that you have to see.
Breathtaking views of imposing rock face with seating nestled between Creation Rock to the north, Ship Rock to the south, and Stage Rock to the east? Check. Because of Covid restrictions, the cafe was closed, but they do have facilities on site.
We visited on a non-event day (the concert season runs from April - October). It was rather cold so we didn't get to take the amount of time we would have enjoyed. Parking is free and there's a lot of space for it. The park opens an hour before sunrise and closes an hour after sunset on non-event days; it closes around 2 PM on event days.
While the amphitheatre itself doesn't take a long time to explore, the surrounding park will invite you to linger.
I am looking forward to visiting again when it's warmer.
Written June 1, 2021
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Jesse K
North East, PA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
It’s not just the amphitheater there’s quite a few trails to hike the rock features are great also. the museum/gift shop with public restrooms is nice. Plan to get there early if there’s a concert or some sort of gathering they don’t let you go into the amphitheater after 1 o’clock 130 when there’s something scheduled.
Written June 1, 2021
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Rob M
Cheyenne, WY8,640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
Always a great time. Be sure to wear shoes, because one will hike a bit just to get in. Parking was so tight it took 30 minutes to inch in and out to leave. They need to do a better job spacing this out or you'll have to wait until others around you leave. Once in, venue it amazing. A hot dog, pizza, popcorn, soda and water cost over $30.
Written September 19, 2021
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stijntailly
Waregem, Belgium300 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Spectacular concert venue, even though we didn't attend a concert but came to hike the area. With a concert scheduled in the evening, things were getting pretty busy in the late afternoon and parking lots were filling up fast (and there are many). Needless to say, this wasn't a hike in complete solitude, but it was still a nice one. Walking on or along red rock, through stands of sagebrush and wildflowers, with views of the Denver basin and towering rock formations is hard to beat for this Belgian guy. We made an interesting and much recommended stop at the Colorado Music Hall of Fame along our hike and posed with the statue of one of Colorado's greats, John Denver.
Written January 26, 2020
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BigDaddyWied
Houston, TX270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We did not attend a concert, but we visited Red Rocks and spent a few hours walking around the amphitheater, the Visitor Center, and hiked on some trails. Peering from the top down to the stage is an impressive sight, and watching a concert on video does not do tell the entire story. On the day we visited, they were setting up for a show later that evening. The Visitor Center provides the history of the area, how it amphitheater was constructed, a list of performances/ performers by years, and a ton of memorabilia. The progression of bands and changes in music was fascinating to me, though there are many 'regulars.' We hiked the Geologic Overview trail, and it provides impressive sights.
Written July 5, 2020
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John H
Tyler, TX118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This place was amazing!!! I’ve seen some concerts on TV from there, but they cannot compare to the true magnificence of the theater. The museum was excellent also. I could not believed how many of my favorite singers and groups have played there over the years. My wife and I were so impressed that we are going to monitor the calendar and make a concert there in the near future. Can’t wait!!!
Written February 16, 2020
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bcakes77
Dallas, TX14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Red Rocks is such a natural beauty - it is worth the difficult climb to make it to the Amphitheater. Be prepared for a steady uphill climb to get to the top but well worth it. Beautiful pics of the whole surrounding area from the top. There is also an interesting museum that shows you all the famous musicians who played there which is just about anyone you have ever heard of.

We went one day to walk around and were able to get tickets for a concert a few days later. The concert was awesome and the ambience and acoustics were amazing. Check their website for showings so you can hopefully get tickets in advance. There are a lot of 3rd party websites that come up when you search and we found that they charge double to triple for the same seat so beware and buy directly from Red Rocks site. We sat in General admission about half way up and that was perfect!!
Written August 16, 2022
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Skye
Florida27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wish we went for a concert!!!
Man oh man we went when they were setting up around 10:30 am. The place was almost filled with people working out, taking pictures, setting up for the band of the night, yogis, restaurateurs setting up. It was pretty cool to see social distancing being practiced. Besides the point! It is mesmerizing to see a natural Amphitheatre! Never in my life of imagine seeing something like this! Nature at its finest! The fact that an entire concert acoustics can be heard beautifully here and all the way out to the city is insane.
We hiked from the bottom lot up! Quite a journey. Managed to great crazy drone footage of the hike up and down also the Amphitheatre. Wishing there were concerts to visit again on the way up. I couldn’t imagine the anticipation walking up the mountain to hear your favorite band then the glory/satisfaction of walking down with groups of people laughing,crying,and talking the night away about what just happened.
Written September 17, 2020
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David S
Puerto Morelos, Mexico42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
The venue has great acoustics.

We arrived for a Lindsey Sterling concert and paid for the VIP experience. There were no signs of the meet and greet event and no mention anywhere of where that was located. We walked all the way down to the stage area, only to discover no VIP event was there. We walked back up and found the event in the visitor's room. We asked various food vendors who had no idea of where that was.

The reserved seating is very tight quarters, so if you have a large person sitting next to you they will take a lot of your space.

In regards to parking, we parked in the Upper North Lot which took 45 minutes to get out of the parking lot and to the main road which had security directing traffic. The venue needs a better parking lot or seating releases after the event since you have almost 10,000 fans trying to leave at the same time.

Bring along stuff for a tailgate party after because you will have plenty of time to enjoy it while everyone else is stuck in traffic.
Written July 14, 2021
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