Hearing the Earth Speak at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado
You may have watched U2 here back in 1983, or tailgated outside during a Dead show because you couldn't snag a ticket. Or, if you were born in 1979 like me and were too young for those performances, you may have eaten a sandwich here years ago, sitting somewhere with your father on its slanted expanse, amazed at the echoes of your voices. This open-air structure in Red Rocks Park is legendary—not only because of the acts that have graced its stage, but because of its sheer natural beauty. Formed by the earth's shifting movements, the structure boasts perfect acoustics from massive rocks flanking both sides. And while watching a show here will cost you, exploring this magnificent oasis of rock is free, as long as there's no scheduled event. If you're lucky enough to visit the amphitheatre when it's empty, sit and listen: these massive rocks of the earth will speak.