Monday, May 27, 2013

Red Rock Amphitheatre

When we first arrived in Golden and Diane was giving us suggestions of where to go, she said we had to go see Red Rock amphitheatre.  It was another gorgeous day yesterday –so that’s what we did.

This is a concert venue where many famous musicians have performed, including the Beatles in 1964.  Here’s a picture I grabbed from the web with a full audience.  It can hold 10,000!

When there isn’t a concert, people use the stadium for exercising.  So, that’s what we did.  We started at the top

 

We turned on Runkeeper to track how far we walked as we went across one row of bleachers, then down 2 rows, then back across the other way.  A different kind of walk!  Here’s the map from runkeeper:

red-rocks-runkeeper

And, here’s the view looking up from the bottom:

Can you see the girl with her ponytail sticking straight up?  She’s hopping UP those benches!  There were people doing all sorts of strenuous contortions using the benches and steps as workout equipment.  We just walked!  But, then, we had to walk back UP!  I was definitely huffing and puffing at that 6,400 feet elevation.  But I had plenty of excuses to stop and take pictures of the amazing scenery.

 

 

 

 

And, finally, here’s a panorama from the top of the bleachers.  Click on the picture to see it bigger.

Be Sure to CLICK on this picture to see it full screen!

2 comments:

Marilyn said...

Such an awesome place. Wish you could have gone to a concert there. We saw Celtic women in concert there. The sound is awesome.

Laura Baker said...

I think you need to give your camera settings & lenses for pictures like this!