Red Rocks Trading Post Trail
15 miles west of Denver on I-70 to Exit 259 (Morrison/Red Rocks Park Exit)
Red Rocks Park, along the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains, is named for the towering 300-foot sandstone rock formations within its 868 acres. The red rocks near the amphitheatre are called Creation Rock, Ship Rock (formerly called Titanic), and Stage Rock, and attract visitors from around the world. The giant rocks form the stage and seating area of a unique outdoor theater. There is not another amphitheatre in the world like the naturally formed one in Red Rocks Park.
The park boasts a 200-mile panoramic view of Denver and the plains. On a clear day, the tent-like domes of the terminal of Denver International Airport 45 miles east of Denver are visible. Extensive hiking trails and natural areas surround the geological formations.