I had a full day in Denver to kill after driving down from Winter Park and before my evening flight back to Houston. I wanted to spend it exploring the city since I have never been to Denver before. One stop I definitely wanted to make was the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. After listening to DMB on loop in high school and college many moons ago, I have always wanted to see Red Rocks in person. I always hear that it is one of the best venues to watch a concert in America. So let’s see where Dave Matthews was jamming 20 years ago.
Driving from the mountains, Red Rocks is an easy pit-stop. It is located not too far from I-70 which is the freeway that takes you to/from most of the ski resorts. The admission to the park and amphitheater is free, unless of course, there is a concert going on. Driving up to the park, you immediately see what makes Red Rocks special… large red sandstone outcrops. What makes it so unique is that these red sandstone outcrops are condensed within this small park.
After finding a place to park, I started walking up to check out the amphitheater. You have to be in pretty good shape to see a concert here! Ramps and stairs, so many ramps and stairs! I’m going to blame the elevation on how winded I got climbing to the top. There were a bunch of people working out in the amphitheater and I can totally see why, it’s a great workout! From the top, you get an amazing view of the whole amphitheater surrounded by all the red sandstone and a glimpse of the Denver skyline in the background. It really is an amazing sight.