All photos: Anna Norris
Many folks go to Colorado's famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre for the unforgettable concert experience — but this venue is also a beautiful park, vibrant with the colors of summertime in the West. While the occasional summer storm may pass through, waiting it out is absolutely worth the chance to catch a rainbow over the plains. And while the natural sandstone formations offer great acoustics for musicians, they provide a breathtaking landscape for hikers and photographers.
This path, accessible from the first entrance into the park, offers an incredible view of Denver and the surrounding area.
During the summer, the paths at Red Rocks are surrounded by gorgeous wildflowers.
The red sandstone formations are a part of the almost 300 million-year-old Fountain Formation, which includes the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs, as well as the Flatirons near Boulder.
Alpine wildflowers of all different colors glow in the afternoon sunlight.
These visitors decided to leave their mark with chalk on one of the formations.
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