Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre Walking Tour

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  • 2 Hours
  • Walking Tour
  • Max Guests: 16
  • Public Tour
  • Daily

Denver Red Rocks Walking Tour Details

  • Meet your tour guide at Colorado Red Rocks for an incredible walking tour
  • Explore Red Rocks Amphitheatre and hear about its legendary music performances
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Red Rocks’ geological formations like “Creation Rock”
  • Visit the Red Rocks Hall of Fame to see rock and roll memorabilia and photos
  • Take a short hike to spot wildlife and learn about the park’s natural history

Visit one of the top Denver attractions with a local Colorado tour guide to really bring the experience to life!
You’ll meet your guide at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, located in the foothills west of Denver, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains.

From there, your guide will give you some insight into the park’s long history, from its use as a ceremonial space for indigenous peoples to its popularity as a recreational respite for early Denver urbanites. As you enjoy spectacular views from all around the park, you’ll be able to envision Red Rocks as it was 300 million years ago while your guide describes the ancient processes that created its iconic uptilted formations.

We’ll have plenty of time to stroll around the park to see some unique Colorado plants and animals that call this area home.

The real showstopper of our walking tour, of course, is the park’s natural amphitheatre and its stage that has been graced by internationally renowned musicians for decades. You’ll hear stories about 1940’s Big Bands, early rock and roll and country icons like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and John Denver, and famous performances that really put Red Rocks on the map – sometimes controversially.

You might want to check out the venue’s upcoming concerts, with more modern acts including EDM and indie genres as well as stand-up comedy!

Head down to the Red Rocks Hall of Fame to find your favorite performer on their floor-to-ceiling schedule of every concert since 1947 and explore displays of memorabilia from past concerts.

Make your Denver Red Rocks trip a whole lot more memorable with a local Coloradan as your tour guide!

Community Impact

Our experience highlights Red Rocks’ dedication to sustainability, such as its “Zero Waste” program and water conservation efforts.

You’ll hear stories of indigenous people who have been an integral part in the history of the area.

Guides prioritize “supporting local” through recommending and patronizing small and locally owned businesses in the area.

We are committed to a “360-degree view” of storytelling, featuring stories about under-represented groups, such as women, immigrants, and people of various ethnicities, ages, religions, and sexual orientations.

Itinerary

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

The highlight of your Denver walking tour, this modern-day music venue is set among the monolithic ancient rocks uptilted millions of years ago and today features music acts of every genre. The park and amphitheater is a must-see destination and a true Colorado experience. You’ll meet your tour guide here to explore the amphitheater and surrounding park.

Trading Post Trail

Our Red Rocks tour may pass by or cover a short segment of this trail that passes by the park’s iconic tilted rock formations. At times, you might spot some Colorado wildlife or native wildflowers growing next to the trail. This relatively easy trail is a great way to explore the park and get great views of Red Rocks amphitheater.

Morrison

Although Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is owned and maintained by the city of Denver, it lies within Jefferson County, which in turn includes the municipality of Morrison. You may pass through the small town of Morrison on your way to Red Rocks to meet your guide at the venue. If you’re looking for things to do in Colorado following your tour, your guide will have plenty of recommendations for where to discover Morrison’s dinosaur history and restaurants and bars to enjoy after the walking tour!

Ship Rock Grille

Named for one of the rock formations flanking the Red Rocks amphitheatre stage, this restaurant might be your post-tour stop for lunch or dinner with an incredible view. Your tour guide will have plenty of recommendations for where to dine in the area or, if you’re heading back to town, places to eat in Denver.

Lariat Loop National Scenic Byway

You may have driven on part of this byway and taken in some of the majestic views of the Rocky Mountains along the way. If you’re looking for more amazing Colorado experiences after your tour, your local guide will have plenty of recommendations!

Statue to John Denver

Our tour may stop at this iconic statue that greets many concert goers at the Trading Post. You’ll hear about John Denver’s legacy and that of many other legendary musicians who have toured at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre!

Matthews/Winters Park

This park overlooking Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre offers trails of various levels of difficulty and some of the most jaw-dropping views of Colorado’s foothills and hogbacks. For trail and outdoor recreating advice, ask your tour guide for their personal recommendations!

The Fort Restaurant

Stop here before or after your walking tour with us to enjoy some truly authentic Colorado cuisine. Try their bison and buffalo dishes or dare to try a local delicacy, Rocky Mountain Oysters!

Dinosaur Ridge

Bookend your Red Rocks tour with us with a visit to this ridge containing dinosaur fossils and tracks from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. Walk up the ridge to learn about Colorado’s ancient natural history and see where the first identified Stegosaurus fossils in the world were discovered!

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide

Pickup Information

Start times: 9am, 12pm

Meeting Location: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre (In front of the Red Rocks Trading Post) 17900 Trading Post Rd, Morrison, CO 80465

Please Note:
Wear Comfortable walking shoes and bring plenty of water

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