Rainbow over Morrison, Colorado from Red Rocks Park

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.

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Path at Red Rocks with Metro Denver area visible on horizon

This path, accessible from the first entrance into the park, offers an incredible view of Denver and the surrounding area.

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White flowers in the grass along the Red Rocks path

During the summer, the paths at Red Rocks are surrounded by gorgeous wildflowers.

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Red sandstone rock with landscape in background

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.

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Rock formation at Red Rocks park
Dinosaurs once roamed the area, and traces of these ancient giants can be found in the park to this day.
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Yellow alpine flowers

Alpine wildflowers of all different colors glow in the afternoon sunlight.

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Heart drawn on rock formation at Red Rocks Park

These visitors decided to leave their mark with chalk on one of the formations.

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Blue alpine flowers

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Storm rolling through Red Rocks Park

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Rainbow after the storm at Red Rocks Park

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Rain storm over Red Rocks Park

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