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Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater History

The history of Red Rocks as a major entertainment venue began in the early 1900’s, but it took Mother Nature over 250 million years to create. Consisting of two, three hundred-foot sandstone monoliths, the walls of Red Rocks Amphitheater contain geological records dating back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

The performance stage, designed by a Denver architect in 1936, is nestled into the naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect surroundings. From Jimi Hendrix and The Beatles, to opera stars and symphony orchestras, artists from around the world aspire to play at Red Rocks.

Ongoing Improvements and Upgrades
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a favorite destination for hiking trips and world-class concerts. With more than a million visitors flocking to the site, annually, ongoing improvements ensure that the venue remains safe for concert-goers and hikers alike.

Current upgrades feature new safety rails and sidewalks. Dead or dying trees will also be removed and replaced with new, healthy trees and additional vegetation.

Hotels Near Red Rocks

Situated between Boulder and Denver, our Broomfield hotel is located near Red Rocks and is central to an array of dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.

To make the most of your visit, check out the incredible attractions along the way. From our hotel to the venue, the drive takes about 30 minutes.

Explore Top Area Attractions on Your Way to Red Rocks:

  • Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum and Grave – 987 Lookout Mountain Road
  • Coors Brewery – 13th St & Ford St.
  • Dinosaur Ridge – 16831 W. Alameda Pkwy.
  • Lariat Loop Scenic Byway – A Colorado Scenic Byway Connecting the Communities of Golden, Morrison, and Lookout Mountain

Visit the Red Rock Season Calendar
As an open-air venue, summer is the perfect time for concerts at Red Rock! Explore the calendar and start planning your trip today!