Saturday, July 14, 2012

Red Rocks

Ever since we drove into town (we are staying with Caleb's cousin who lives about 20 minutes outside Denver) we have wanted to drive up and visit Red Rocks amphitheater which is about 10 minutes from Stephanie and Doug's place (those are the cousins) Each time we attempted to drive up and look around the road was closed, we kept thinking that it was closed for some reason. Upon further research we discovered that we had been going the wrong way (Hey, we are new to town) once we got some instructions from Doug, we headed out this morning after breakfast.
 This is the view of the amphitheater from the very top. There were a bunch of people working out, running up the stairs, doing push ups etc. I don't think we'll be up for the kind of work out anytime soon!
Red Rocks is AMAZING! We climbed up very high (it's about 90 degrees mind you) to the amphitheater and the visitor center. The higher we got the harder it was to breathe and the steep steps were a bit of a challenge. The visitor center was basically a museum that traced through the history of the area and all of the different musicians who have performed there. This is a giant rock that is right next to the seating and concession area at the top of the theater.
Here we are on the way back down to the car. You can see for miles and in the distance you can see the city of Denver sitting right in the middle of all the mountains. At this point the heat and the altitude were getting to us a bit so we headed back home.

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