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Hotels in Golden near Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater Introduction

At the base of the Rocky Mountains in Red Rocks Mountain Park, Red Rocks Amphitheater is a dramatic outdoor venue, formed by natural, 300-foot sandstone monoliths. You’ll get a panoramic view of Denver and its surrounding area from the seats at the amphitheater. Due to its world-renowned acoustics, the venue has hosted concerts and recording sessions, aand has even featured in a number of films since it opened in 1941. More than 9,500 people can fit into this National Historic Landmark. The 640-acre park offers an array of plants and animals, along with hiking and biking trails.

Hotels near Red Rocks Amphitheater

There’s a broad range of hotels available near Red Rocks Amphitheater, including B&B options and budget motels. Some of the nearby 2.5- and 3.5-star hotels feature indoor pools and fitness rooms, while many have minifridges and microwaves in their family rooms. If you’re looking to avoid the crowds and higher hotel prices, try not to visit during the summer or winter, as they’re popular times for outdoor activities such as hiking, river rafting, and skiing. Spring and fall offer cooler weather, but this is also when you’ll find the best hotel bargains.

Where to stay near Red Rocks Amphitheater

Red Rocks Amphitheater is near the tiny town of Morrison; while there are nearly 20 restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from, lodging is sparse. To the north is historic Golden, with gold mining roots dating back to 1858. In addition to hosting numerous hotels, it’s home to Coors Brewery, and is chock-full of museums, galleries, and eateries, along with scenic hiking and biking. One of the area’s most popular places to stay is Denver. At its heart is Larimer Square, the oldest block in the city, which offers 19th-century architecture along with an array of shops and lively nightlife.

Things to see near Red Rocks Amphitheater

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame is a pueblo-style museum located at the Trading Post in Red Rocks Mountain Park. It’s only a 4-minute walk from the venue. Just 2.2 miles away is Dinosaur Ridge, a natural area where you can view fossils and footprints dating from the Jurassic age. The Coors Brewery in nearby Golden, 7.4 miles away, offers regular tours and tasting. In downtown Denver, you’ll find the Denver Art Museum, which is 16.2 miles from the park, while neighboring Cheesman Park is home to the diverse Denver Botanic Gardens.

How to get to Red Rocks Amphitheater

Since it’s in a rural area, the easiest way to reach Red Rocks Amphitheater is by car. Taxis are available from neighboring towns, including Morrison and Golden, but can sometimes be expensive and hard to secure during popular performances. The nearest airports are Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield, 22.5 miles away, and Denver International Airport, 40 miles from the venue. If you choose to fly into Denver, several shuttles operate from downtown to the amphitheater for concerts and events. The city itself offers an extensive network of buses, as well as a light rail service to the airport.