Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater
- Type: Entertainment and Nightlife, Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: Half Day to Full Day
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Escape Denver's urban atmosphere with a 15-mile trip southwest to the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. With breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, miles of secluded hiking trails like the highly recommended Trading Post Trail and stunning cinnamon-colored sandstone cliffs, this park is a must-see for any nature enthusiast. If you're just looking to relax and enjoy the scenery, head to the amphitheatre, which hosts live concerts by such famous artists as Tom Petty and John Denver. You'll soon find (and hear) that the theatre's location -- sheltered by the blazing red cliffs -- makes for amazing acoustics and an enjoyable atmosphere.
Red Rocks Park is open every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. and does not have an entry fee. The Visitor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the summer and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the winter. A complete list of concerts and ticket prices are available on the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre website.