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Red Rocks Park National Historic Landmark


Red Rocks National Historical Landmark

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater is a unique place in that it attracts lots of different kinds of visitors: music lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, historians, foodies, geologists, and athletes. It is one of America's best-known performing arts venues; famous for it's natural acoustics, design, and setting. Most people are in awe the first time they enter the amphitheater with its 10,000 seats and orchestra pit tucked between two giant sandstone rocks.

The 6,450-acre park has been in existence since 1928, the amphitheater was finished in 1941, and it was officially designated as a National Historic Landmark in August 2015 although many were surprised it hadn't been designated yet. The National Park Service recognizes this beautiful park because of its outstanding architecture and landscape architecture (sandstone outcrops). Getting this designation shows how the National Park Service extends beyond National Parks to recognize other places of significance throughout the country.

For the athletically inclined, hiking and mountain biking around the park's trails are daytime favorites. Red Rocks amphitheater also opens early in the morning for those looking to get a one of a kind workout with Yoga on the Rocks and the Fitness Challenge.

Film on the Rocks is shown on Tuesdays during the mid-summer months. Bring your blankets, chairs, and a snack and get ready for a movie experience like none other. Or attend one of the hundreds of concerts in one of the best venues in the nation.

Stop by the visitor's center to gain some geological and musical history from Colorado's Music Hall of Fame. You can also sign up for a tour of the park or purchase some unique souvenirs. The Park also has a fantastic restaurant called the Ship Rock Grille.

Location: Along the Lariat Loop Scenic Byway between Morrison and Golden along Highway 6.

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