Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater featuring theater scenes and snow
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This legendary rock concert venue boasts outstanding acoustics thanks to soaring rock walls that hug the stage.

Everyone who’s anyone has played here, from opera singers and orchestras to The Beatles, U2, Neil Young, Coldplay and Jimi Hendrix. Musicians consider the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Denver, to be one of the best venues in the world to play at, with its magical, almost spiritual, atmosphere.

Sit amongst towering sandstone rock faces that show the scars of millions of years of history. Ship Rock stands to the south of the stage and Creation Rock towers over the northern end. Smaller formations sloping at various angles — some as much as 90 degrees — help to form this breath-taking amphitheater 6,450 feet (1,966 meters) above sea level.

The cluster of formations was originally known as the Garden of Angels, and it’s not hard to see why. Entrepreneur John Brisben Walker had the idea to turn it into a music venue and hosted a series of concerts between 1906 and 1910. Later, it was bought by the City of Denver and seating for 9,450 people was added, as well as a permanent stage. Concerts are held regularly during summer check the official website for details.

There’s plenty to do at Red Rocks, even when there’s not a performance. Take a guided tour, or hike or cycle within the 268-acre (351-hectare) park. The Visitors’ Center is open year round. It has a restaurant open for lunch and brunch, a gift shop and a gallery. Come before 10 a.m. to catch a daily tour (for a small fee) through the amphitheater, backstage and to the Red Rocks Hall of Fame.

Trading Post Trail offers a 1.4-mile-long (2.25-kilometer) walk winding through rock formations, valleys and meadows. There’s also the Red Rocks Trail, a multi-use path for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is located near the town of Morrison, about 30 minutes by car from downtown Denver. Numerous shuttle bus services run daily from hotels throughout Denver.

Top Hotels Close to Red Rocks Amphitheater

Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Golden, CO
The price is $80 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
$80
per night
Feb 28 - Mar 1
Stay at this campground in Golden. Enjoy onsite parking and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions Red Rocks Amphitheater and William Frederick Hayden Park are located ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (31 reviews)
Well played
"It was a very nice setup. We had almost everything we needed. I was worried as it got cooler at night, but it went just fine."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO, 80401
The price is $94 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
$94
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Golden. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,214 reviews)
"The staff here are some of the best I have experienced. Both at the front desk and at the restaurant inside. Would absolutely come back!"

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Cliff House Lodge B&B
Cliff House Lodge B&B
3.5 out of 5
121 Stone Street, Morrison, CO, 80465-3017
The price is $129 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
$129
per night
Feb 7 - Feb 8
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in Morrison. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (288 reviews)
"Staff is helpful, kind, and friendly"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Cliff House Lodge B&B
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Red Rocks Amphitheater

Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Golden, CO
Camping site , YURT, near Mt. Vernon Ranch House , Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
18485 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO, 80401
Origin Red Rocks, a Wyndham Hotel
Cliff House Lodge B&B
Cliff House Lodge B&B
3.5 out of 5
121 Stone Street, Morrison, CO, 80465-3017
Cliff House Lodge B&B
Casa Yurt , close to Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking , biking
Casa Yurt , close to Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking , biking
Golden, CO
Casa Yurt , close to Red Rocks Amphitheater, hiking , biking
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Golden - Denver Area, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Golden - Denver Area, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
17140 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO, 80401
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Golden - Denver Area, an IHG Hotel
Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
3 out of 5
15059 West Colfax Avenue, Golden, CO, 80401
Aiden by Best Western @ Denver West/Golden
Hampton Inn-Denver West/Golden
Hampton Inn-Denver West/Golden
2.5 out of 5
17150 W Colfax Ave, Golden, CO, 80401
Hampton Inn-Denver West/Golden
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Littleton/Red Rocks
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Littleton/Red Rocks
2.5 out of 5
5669 S Alkire Street, Littleton, CO, 80127
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Littleton/Red Rocks
Relaxing Escape Complete With Home Theater and BBQ
Relaxing Escape Complete With Home Theater and BBQ
3.5 out of 5
2519 S Eldridge St, US, Lakewood, CO, 80228
Relaxing Escape Complete With Home Theater and BBQ
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.