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Venue Information

What's the best way to get to Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

From Denver, take the Interstate-70 West to the Morrison exit (number 259). Almost immediately you'll see signs for Red Rocks Park. Then it's a case of heading for the large red sandstone formations!

What can people expect in terms of food and drink?

Aramark Sports and Entertainment cooks up a good range of munchables at stands around the amphitheatre. You can also bring in your own picnic (as long as fruit and veg are sliced) and soft drinks in sealed plastic containers.

Is there parking?

Plenty. Here's a map of the various parking lots - you'll just need to follow the outstretched arms of attendants on the day.

How much does parking at Red Rocks Amphitheatre cost?

Good news - parking is thrown in with the price of your ticket. The lots usually open 30 minutes before door time (but double-check this for your particular gig).

What time do doors normally open?

90 minutes before the first drumstick lands.

Any other information visitors should know?

If there's the slightest hint of rain -- and weather can change quickly in this part of the world -- you might want to bring your umbrella, or -- better yet -- a poncho. Binoculars are also a fun addition to your concert experience. Well, unless you're sat really close and then it's all giant nostrils and eyes.

Near the venue

What is the surrounding area like?

Three words: pretty darn special. The natural rock amphitheatre is at around 6,500 feet, so that bit closer to the stars. Gaze up at the night sky as you take in the surrounds, then enjoy the slow drive back after the concert. The town of Morrison is a couple of miles south, where you'll find a number of laid-back cafes and restaurants.

What are the 'must do' things in the area?

Red Rocks Park

Staying indoors is not an option. Take one of the two hiking/biking trailsfor some breathtaking views (quite literally depending how much altitude you climb). You'll see a real variety of wildlife across the park which is based where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains.

Colorado Music Hall of Fame

Ready for your pop quiz on Judy Collins? Bob Lind? Or how about Sugarloaf or The Astronauts? Learn a who's who of Colorado's diverse musical history at this colorful attraction which includes the John Denver "Spirit" statue.

Where are the best places to eat near Red Rocks Amphitheatre?

Ship Rock Grille

This restaurant embraces the rocky surrounds of the park's visitor center. Diners sit between two boulders either inside or on the patio while choosing from dishes including the elk slider and buffalo chili. Book early for that smug feel of gliding past the queues.

Red Rocks Grill

Again, this place gets busy but that goes with the territory. The dramatic, red-earthed territory, to be precise. Swing by before a concert for some American and Mexican food in the rustic surrounds, complete with taxidermy (including Mr O'Brian the bear, of course).

The Fort

Just south of Morrison, this award-winning restaurant is housed inside a replica of an 1830s fur trade post. Along with a slice of Early West history, diners tuck into buffalo steaks, game and seafood dishes.

Anything else visitors should be aware of?

The idea of scrambling up the large rocks around the amphitheatre might sound fun. But broken bones are less than fun. Please stay safe.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre Reviews

This venue is ranked #1 of 1 rated venue in Golden

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OVERALL AVERAGE SCORE: Wonderful | 4.5 out of 5

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84% Recommend

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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Fort Morgan

There really isn't a bad seat in the house so if you have any issues whatsoever related to climbing stairs just get a ticket close to the top and park in the upper lots. The food and drink is pricey, just like most other places, but handy for some. Smoke of any kind was never a problem before, during or after the concert. I saw Joe Bonamassa and, well, if you haven't seen him live you should. The Days Inn in Golden was a perfect place to stay for this unforgettable concert.

Pros: The sound is incredible from any seat.
Cons: None.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Helena

Heard Diana Krall and Pink Martini; outstanding concert in a spectacular venue.

Pros: Outstanding venue.
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Pleasant | 3 out of 5

BY: , Craig
Mon, 6 October 2014

Buy General Admission and get there early - there isn't a bad seat in the house. You can pick your seats, put down a blanket and be very comfortable. You are squished in Assigned seating. Be prepared for the smoke. They require cigarette smokers to go to the outside stair areas, but if you are smoking pot, just light up right where you are. For anyone who has allergies, sensitivities or has to take a U.I., it is miserable. For this reason, I would not bring a young child. Also, concessions are pricey - very very pricey. Plan on a very slow exit. If you get parking close to the entrance it will take a solid hour to exit the venue and get to the main road. Have water and munchies ready for the wait. Overall, the venue is like no other, and that is the only reason we attend concerts there - it is breathtaking.

Pros: Obviously the location is breathtaking and the seating is great - especially General Admission.
Cons: The open 'pot smoking' was way out of control. If you don't want to go home 'high' - don't go.
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Very Good | 4 out of 5

BY: , Las Vegas
Mon, 16 June 2014

Pros: There were no bad seats in the venue and the sound was awesome!
Cons: We had 5:30 reservations at the Ship Rock Grille. We were told we need to stand at the back of the concert line to get into the concert. We were late for our reservation and nobody at the restaurant, including the manager, cared. We had to take the risk of missing the beginning of the concert. It made the reservation not worth it and was only a hassle! Eat before you go.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Orlando
Mon, 21 April 2014

Pros: Very friendly and clean. Extremely comfortable bedding.
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Pleasant | 3 out of 5

BY: , Santa Fe
Thu, 12 September 2013

This amphitheater was disappointing. I had high expectations because of rave reviews. However, arriving at the amphitheater, I realized I was in for a hike. Climbing the stairs constantly to get into the amphitheater, then to get to your seat, and again if you wanted a drink or to use the restroom was just irritating. It also rained quite heavily during the show making the stairs slippery. Poor lighting on the stairs made it even more difficult to navigate. Attendants were less then helpful when we got lost trying to find our car. Perhaps I would have had a better time if the rain hadn't caused so much havoc.

Pros: Beautiful atmosphere.
Cons: There are so many stairs! Any time you need to get a drink, or use the restroom, it requires a hike.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Albuquerque
Mon, 19 August 2013

Pros: Amazing place with amazing people.
Cons: None.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Salina
Mon, 5 August 2013

The venue and show was awesome - can't wait to return for another wonderful experience.

Pros: Best place to see concerts - had a wonderful time.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Thornton
Mon, 6 May 2013

All was excellent and will do it all again!

Pros: Super close to the hotel (Hampton Inn Denver-West/Golden).
Cons: Nothing negative about Red Rocks.
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Exceptional | 5 out of 5

BY: , Sacramento
Wed, 24 April 2013

Pros: Red Rocks is my new favorite venue! The museum was awesome, and the venue was just amazing. I love it.
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