Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Parkway
Morrison, CO 80465

If you think of Red Rocks Park as just a beautiful place to see a concert, think again! Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas.

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  • Place Category

    Parks, Theatres/Playhouses, Venues

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Word on the Street

Red Rocks Park has something for everyone - concerts, history, hiking, biking & picnics, scenery, visitor center, animal sightings and more. 

Red Rocks Park has many trails for biking, horseback riding and hiking. It has also become a popular place for runners to jog the 69 rows of benches in the Amphitheatre. It's a great place for a parent-day off to get out, exercise and enjoy the fresh air. 

The park's trails close one-half hour before sunset. Many trails have steep grades and drop-offs, so if you are hiking with children, keep them close. Children will enjoy hiking and exploring around Red Rocks. The rocks are all around, although the large ones around the ampitheatre ban climbing. There are plenty of smaller rocks to climb on. 

Watch for wildlife - chipmunks, squirrels, birds, deer and other wildlife live around the area.  

In the ampitheatre, you can share a piece of Colorado history and geology with your kids. On non-concert days, the kids can even explore the stage area and give their own performance. 

Make sure your visit includes the visitor center and trading post. Both have history exhibits about the area and the performers who have graced the stage over the years. If you are a smashed penny collector, the visitor center in the ampitheatre has a machine in the basement.  

On days when there is a performance, the Amphitheatre and Visitor Center close in the early afternoon.  

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre: From the Parents


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