Red Rocks

It was New Year’s Day and my wife and I, but mostly our dog Bella, were feeling a little cooped up so we decided to head out for a hike. There was still some snow on the ground near our house so we decided to head out to Mount Falcon Park to see if there was any snow out near Red Rocks Park and to see if I could capture the park with some snow on the ground. When we reached the park the area was pretty much dry. It looks like we had more snow out east then they did on the western part of town.

Mount Falcon Park is part of the Jefferson County Park system and has some extensive trails, great for view of the city and over Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Some of the trails have quite a bit of elevation gain and so it makes it a great training ground for climbing 14K ft. peaks.

Just around sunset this day the clouds starting rolling in over the park toward Denver making for some dynamic skies! I was able to find an opening along the path and captured Red Rocks Park just as the late afternoon sun started to glow against the rocks and as the clouds formed over head.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater viewed from Mount Falcon Park

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The main reason I love this park is views of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater.  Red Rocks is the only naturally occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. It is an amazing concert venue and something you should experience if you are in the area during concert season. One of the most amazing concerts I’ve seen there was the  famous U2 – Under the Blood Red Sky Tour.  Here is U2 Live at Red Rocks – Part 1.

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  • ljsaltiel

    Wonderful shot and great band to pick for showing off Amphitheater Rick. I always wanted to see a concert there. Must be awesome.

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thanks, Len. It’s an amazing venue. We’ll have to head out to Roxborough and Red Rocks when you come out.

  • Toad Hollow Photo

    What a truly epic shot, Rick! Love those natural colors and details! U2, eh? I would LOVE to see those guys play there, that has to be a terrific experience!

    • RickLouiePhoto

      Thank you, Toad! The area out there around Red Rocks is beautiful and yes U2 was amazing. Almost as good as 4 hours of Bruce Springsteen in the rain at Mile Hi Stadium. 🙂