|Natural rock is used for auxiliary buildings, too.
|The amphitheater is set in an exquisitely beautiful landscape.
|Ample seating and nature's amazing handiwork bring people in to
hundreds of events every year.
Opened in 1941, the modern Red Rock Amphitheater, which can seat almost 10,000 people, is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, naturally perfect acoustics, and ambience. 125 concerts were held there in 2015, and even more are expected as the park celebrates 75 years in 2016.The Visitor Center and Trading Post features interactive educational displays, a short film on its geologic and musical history, a Performer’s Hall of Fame, and the Ship Rock Grille. Special events like Easter Sunday services draw 12,000 people, and it’s a very popular site for weddings.
In addition to musical performances, yoga classes are held on the rocks, and schools hold gym classes there. For anyone wanted exercise or a fitness challenge, to walk all the rows of seats in the amphitheater (in back and forth manner) is a 4.7 mile trek.
|This dramatic entrance greets visitors arriving at Red Rocks
Park and Amphitheater.
Daily tours are held at 10:00 a.m. June 1-October 1 or by appointment. $6 for adults; $3 for children.
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier