We have always wanted to visit the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, we finally made it there today. We were both surprised to see it is actually located in Morrison, Colorado, a few miles away from Denver. It did have awesome views of the city of Denver though.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect Amphitheatre in the world. From Sting and The Beatles, to opera stars and U2, every artist aspires to play on this magical, spiritual and emotional stage. It was quite impressive to see in person.
They have a café with a wonderful view to have lunch, we started to try some of their buffalo chili but it was so hot, we didn’t want to eat outside in the sun. We ended up at Red Lobster instead. :-) We were also surprised to see how many people use Red Rocks for workouts. People were running up and down the stairs all over the theatre. Jerry and I have been just trying to breath in this higher elevation, we are camping at 8,500 feet and can’t wait to move to a place with full oxygen again. I can’t imagine how these people can work out at a mile high but I guess you eventually get used to it.
We were happy to finally see this awesome Amphitheatre in person,. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance. The dramatic sandstone monoliths serve as a history book of animal and plant life in the area for the past.
The area of Red Rocks, originally known as the Garden of Angels, has attracted the attention of musical performers since before the turn of the century. The majestic setting of the Amphitheatre, along with the panoramic view of Denver, makes for a breathtaking scene.
We enjoyed our visit much and hope you enjoy all the pictures. Check back later for more from Colorado. We have one more stop for the 4th of July in Colorado before heading to Nebraska. We have driven through parts of Nebraska before, but have not spent a lot of time in the state, we look forward to a lot of exploring in the area.