Red Rocks - Morrison, Colorado
Posted by Client Care on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 10:42pm.
Red Rocks Amphitheater and Park is one of Colorado’s most treasured landmarks. This amazing open-air venue has played host to hundreds of world class performers including the Grateful Dead and the Beetles but is also known as a premier location for special events like weddings and corporate parties. The park itself is about 868-acres and is known world wide for its amazing red sandstone rock formations. The theater was specially designed to preserve the natural beauty of these great stone formations. The soaring sandstone walls act as natural buffers for the sound and produce unmatched acoustics. Also on the premises are the Red Rocks’ Trading Post and Museum. Here you can see what it was like in the area when geologists first explore it and purchase cool souvenirs.
Red Rocks is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike, and draws hundreds of thousands of people each year. Once thought of as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Red Rocks should definitely be on your list of things to do the next time you come to the Denver/Boulder area. Located only 16 miles away from Denver and less than 45 minute from Boulder, Red Rocks is located in the quaint town of Morrison, Colorado. This town has many great campgrounds, several chic restaurants and tons of nature all around it.
If fitness is your thing, a Saturday visit to Red Rocks is a must. On any given Saturday the entire amphitheater and park is full of people working out and hiking about before that evening’s concert. Trainers, hikers and day trippers can explore the park and participate in a free essentials boot camp.
The various sandstone formations around the park are known as fountain formations. Among some of the most notable are the Cave of the Seven Ladders, the mushroom shaped Seat of Pluto, the Creation Rock, the Ship Rock, and Stage Rock. These statuesque formations tower hundreds of feet and air and were formed more than 300 million years ago. The sights that can be seen around Red Rocks including its wildlife and plants are among some of Colorado’s most favorite photography subjects. Painted by Mother Earth, photographers, music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, scientists, and fitness nuts have been captivated by the buety of Red Rocks for over the 70 years and they are still inspiring to visitors today.
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