Red Rocks Amphitheater
Red Rocks Amphitheater is a place to be if you want an experience of a lifetime. It is located 10 miles from Denver, near Morrison, and known all around the world. Here you can listen to your favorite musicians in the open-air arena, with the best acoustics, surrounded by nature and red rocks, which are Colorado trade mark.
This amphitheater can accommodate almost 10,000 people, and it is surrounded by the Red Rocks Park. But originally this place was called Garden of the Angels, and at the beginning of the 20th century it was known as Garden of the Titans, but people always use to call them Red Rock, which later became official name. The Amphitheater was designed by Burnham Hoyt, a local architect from Denver. But the walls surrounding the stage dates way back from Jurassic era, and dinosaur tracks have been discovered in the area.
100 years of history
Performances of all kind have been held here for more than a hundred years. The earliest one dates back to 1906, organized by John Brisben Walker when the theater was opened. It hosted Pietro Satriano and his brass band. The largest scale performance was in the September of 1908; it was Feast of the Lanterns. But one performance put this theater on the map.
It was opera singer Mary Garden, who said that Red Rocks was one the best places she ever sang. Many famous musicians also had concerts here; we can name The Beatles in the 1964 and Jimi Hendrix on September 1968, U2 in 1983, Depeche Mode and many more. Due to Red Rock mesmerizing beauty, it has been one of the favorite places for live recordings, especially music videos. U2 video from a concert that was held here was the best- selling concert video.
The Red Rocks Park
The world famous Red Rock Theater is surrounded by Red Rocks Park. The Park was added in 2015 to the Nation Historic Landmarks program. This is a mountain park, owned by the city of Denver, and it is known for the red rock formations which also surrounds the amphitheater. The rocks that are most appalling to the crowd are Creation Rock at the north, Ship Rock, which are located in the south, and in the east – Stage Rock. Park offers many different activates that you can do here.
You can always go for a picnic or even camping, but the most interesting part is hiking and mountain biking. The park has two completed tracks that are surrounding the park; some of the terrains is rough, so it is best to use better equipment and mountain bikes. Surrounded by this beautiful nature and lot of activities, you can enjoy life to the fullest.