Set among majestic red rock boulders, the acoustics at this legendary outdoor venue are unparalleled – no wonder so many artists have recorded live albums there!

Though things weren’t always this smooth. On opening day of the venue, an unruly crowd and five-year ban against rock groups was enforced.

Getting There

Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado stands as an unparalleled concert venue. Situated among massive red boulders, this unique music destination makes for an unforgettable musical experience and destination.

Parking at Red Rocks is included with any ticket purchase, with lots opening two hours before concerts begin. To secure a space and take part in pre-show festivities without hassles or traffic issues, ensure you arrive early.

Red Rocks offers easy access to its venue from several parking lots; however, the upper lot fills quickly. Lower lots require some uphill walking but offer stunning views; or, hike the trails surrounding Red Rocks to work off calories while discovering its famous natural landscapes! Or join an experience-enhancing class like Yoga on the Rocks to maximize your visit.

Seating Options

Red Rocks provides wheelchair and concession options to guests with accessibility needs, including those who are deaf, blind, or require ASL interpretation services and assistive listening devices. If a guest requires these accommodations they should select seats 14-21 in Row 2 or 3. Those needing these devices or an interpreter should email the venue seven days in advance of a ticketed event ticket sale date to arrange this service.

Red Rock’s benches are constructed from top-of-the-line, old-growth clear heart redwood that has endured rain, snow and miles-high sunshine over decades – before being creatively repurposed as seating solutions. You may bring blankets but they must not extend beyond your seat.

Food and drinks can be purchased from concession stands, with alcohol strictly forbidden while factory sealed water bottles less than 32 ounces in size are accepted as long as they contain only water.

Preparing for a Concert

An unforgettable concert at Red Rocks will leave an indelible memory. By planning ahead and appreciating its unique atmosphere, your experience at this legendary venue can become even more engaging.

Arrive early if possible. Parking lots usually open two hours in advance of each event and tailgating is a popular activity before shows start. Plus, meeting other music lovers before entering an amphitheater is always fun!

Make sure you bring plenty of water and snacks. Red Rocks’ high altitude can quickly cause dehydration; experts advise drinking at least half your body weight in water per day prior to visiting Red Rocks to remain properly hydrated for optimal concert experience and a successful journey to your seat. Staying hydrated will also help ease any hikes during concerts!


No Colorado venue would be complete without a short trek from parking to the show, whether in Upper North Lot or any of the Lower Lots. Be prepared for an uphill battle – wear comfortable shoes and allow plenty of time.

The Upper North Lot is your best bet when it comes to walking from parking to Red Rocks Amphitheatre entrance, which will save time in getting to your seat and exiting quickly after the show – perfect if you have plans shortly after visiting Red Rocks Amphitheatre!

Food and beverages are allowed inside the amphitheater, provided they’re brought in a soft-sided cooler no larger than six pack size, or in an empty reusable water bottle with no glass containers. Please adhere to our no glass policy.

Getting to Red Rocks

Before attending any show or Film on the Rocks event, plan on arriving early so that you can secure parking in one of their lots and ensure an easier exit post-show.

As your car nears the venue, its likelihood of filling up faster increases. To ease things post-show, consider entering and exiting via Lower South lots (dotted lines next to Upper North on map).

For those who would rather leave driving to someone else, there are numerous rideshare services such as Bus To Show that offer drop off locations throughout Denver, Fort Collins and Boulder.