If you’re looking to live amongst great food, friendly people and endless outdoor activities, Colorado is an obvious choice. One example of Colorado's abundant offerings is in it's hidden outdoor treasure - the Red Rocks Amphitheater!
Originally known as the Garden of Angels, Red Rocks is conveniently located just 15 miles west of Denver. From Downtown, I-70 west takes you to exit 259, which is the exit to Morrison, CO. This little town itself is a stop not to be missed. Whether looking for a quick bite before a concert or a cold drink after a hike, this town comes alive with visitors relaxing on patios in the summer.
After passing through Morrison, the scenic drive with greenery and trees makes this short trek from the city feel like a mountain escape. In the not too far distance, the three hundred-foot monoliths (named the "Ship Rock" and "Creation Rock"), provide the perfect acoustic setting for a musical venue.
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is known for its infamous concerts hosting big names in the music industry. It is the “only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world.” The first recorded performance was in the early 1900’s when John Brisben Walker played his music and encouraged the Mayor at the time, Ben Stapleton, to build the venue. This act set the stage for Denver to host performers such as Sting and the Beatles.. (To see a list of upcoming concerts, visit http://redrocksonline.com/concerts-events/listing).
Along with soaking up the summer air and echoing notes of country, jazz, reggae, hip hop and more, Red Rocks Park offers itself to beautiful views and outdoor exercise.
On non-event days, the amphitheater opens an hour before sunset and closes an hour after, allowing visitors to explore its natural beauty. If you want to explore in and around the landmark, you will find 868 acres of dinosaur fossils, deer, unique mountainous plants and spectacular views. Being located where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Park offers an environment that is attractive to birds, plants and animals from both regions. Hiking, biking, guided tours and even relaxing at a restaurant is available to natives or tourists of Denver.
To learn more about this historic landmark in Colorado, visit http://redrocksonline.com/about/history-geology
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