Sunrise On the Rocks

Red Rocks Amphiteatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a one of a kind experience with an open air amphitheatre built into a rock structure. This was one of the sights that we wanted to see and definitely not to be missed. Pre-covid, the place was known to hold music and/or concert venues. However, there was more to the amphitheatre than we imagined which included several hiking trails nearby as well as high inclines that one can do within the theatre.

We came early in the morning via Uber to avoid the afternoon crowd. The sun was already hot beating down at 80 F degrees but, we were prepared and brought plenty of water and snacks. The weather was probably the biggest challenge when visiting here in the summer as it made it difficult to hike and get moving. Luckily, our Uber driver dropped us at the parking lot near the entrance of the amphitheatre and it only took us a few steps to enter the ground.

Approaching the amphitheatre for the first time was a sight for sore eyes. Seeing the scenery of the rock formations was simply breathtaking and was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. There were already a few people working out with some running or walking. Passing by them I could already feel how challenging it must’ve been to take each steps going up the theatre. We, on the other hand, enjoyed the views from the benches.

After we looked around the theatre we decided to hike a few trails nearby. The area is well marked with sign posts and it was fairly easy to get around. Moreover, there’s also restrooms at the top of the theatre that was quite convenient to use. Other than that, it took us about 4 hours to explore the entire area and was well worth it.

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