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Red Rocks More than Music
Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Colorado, USA)
Member Name: Autumnrose
Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Colorado, USA)
Advantages: Easy to find and free to visit during off times
Disadvantages: Long walks up many stairs
A few years ago my husband and I had the luck of traveling all over Colorado. It's a very beautiful state to say the least it seems to have every thing you would need with the exception of the ocean. On our trip we were lucky enough to visit Red Rocks Amphitheater. We went on a nice summer day with the temps in the high 80's. Needless to say it was rather warm. As we left Denver heading toward Morrison I was taken with the picturesque small town that is Morrison. I realized that it was a place that I would want to get back to with its small town ambience but so close to a large city.
As we drove our way through the small roads to Red Rocks we were amazed with the formation of the rocks that are around the area. I am sure that they would make great rocks to climb on but there were signs posted every where to not climb and that climbing in the park was illegal. Not wanting to ruin our vacation we opted to for go the rock climbing in Red Rocks Park. We made our way to the parking area's there are several as this place also host some of the greatest bands during the summer and needs large area's to accommodate the masses that arrive to see them perform. Not wanting to walk all the distance from the bottom we opted to park in the top parking area. As we drove up the winding mountain road we noticed the huge red rock formations on either side of the road they were just amazing and beautiful. Being a parent that tries to make my kids have as much fun as I do I was very happy to see a small tunnel that had been dug out of the rocks that were in the area. As we drove through the tunnel my husband was sure to honk. I was scared that it may cause the rocks above it to fall down on us but that was not the case.
We parked and walked up to the top entrance to the amphitheater as we stopped at the top I was blown away it's so big and huge. Reading up about it we learned that it was one of the best natural theaters in the world and to listen to any band perform here is a good show. So we walked down to the stage not realizing that once your down you have to walk all the way back up the stairs you walked down. So here we are at the bottom looking up and realizing how huge it truly is. Then my husband says to me imagine you're an artist performing here and as you look up you see all the fans there to see you. Talk about an amazing time. I think that to be an artist that has the chance to perform at Red Rocks is the chance of a life time. So we are still standing at the bottom by the stage and my daughter has this idea that she wants to see if she can hear us from the top. So her being super filled with energy we let her run back up to the top as she got up to the top my husband and I started to yell and holler being silly to say the least. Needless to say my daughter at the top was able to hear every silly comment we made. It was amazing as we were not on any mics and it was just us being loud and silly but she was able to hear us just fine.
Being at the bottom and looking up we realized that no one was going to come down for us and we better start the walk back up to the top. We took our time thinking it was a lot worse than it really was. It was a good work out but nothing major. We were able to get to the top and were only slightly winded. As we made our way back to our car we noticed that we were not the only ones that were visiting and that the family that had just arrived told us about the trading post down the road always. So we loaded up into the car and made our way to the trading post.
Never having been in a trading post I was kind of expecting it to be more than what it was. It was just a gift shop with over priced items if you ask me. There were a few items that were reasonably priced but they were far and few between.
We left the trading post a bit disappointed but were happy with our day all in all. Visiting Red Rocks is a must however you can forgo the trading post. There are a million other stores that sell the same things for cheaper.
Summary: Great free place to visit.
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