Red Rocks Amphitheatre Security
Security at Red Rocks places emphasis on preserving the venue’s natural formations, asking that visitors respect its unique environment and precious rocks. If you are found negatively impacting the venue in any way you will be asked to leave.
Guests have stated that security and staff are very friendly and eager to help. They try to be quick and efficient, but the lines can get long before a show. Pat downs, bag searches and wands are all part of the security process.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Prohibited Items:
- Alcohol, illegal drugs (and marijuana)
- Laser pointers
- Glass bottles, cans, liquids in non-factory containers
- Audio/visual recording devices, selfie sticks
- Bullhorns, noisemakers
- Tarps, umbrellas
- Hula hoops, sticks, rope, balls
- Skates, skateboards
- Hard coolers
- Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vapes restricted to smoking areas away from seating
BackPack and Food Policy At RedRocks
You can bring your own food, blankets, binoculars, backpack (10”x 7”x 7”), soft-sided coolers, non-alcoholic beverages (sealed, 32 ounces or less), empty reusable bottles (32 ounces or less), and seat cushions.
Re-entering the amphitheater isn’t generally permitted unless there are weather or medical related circumstances.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Tailgating
If you’re looking to do some partying before the show, Red Rocks invites guests to tailgate in the parking lots surrounded by its geological wonders and spectacular vistas.
A popular option of getting there is a party bus like Bus To Show, which costs about $30-$45 and has pickup locations in Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver. Party busses park in the Lower South Lot.
The fan favorite for tailgating is the Lower South Lot, whose larger size and wilder partiers make up for it being the furthest from the venue entrance. Just make sure you take a beer for the road!
We suggest eating before arriving at Red Rocks to help counter the amount of alcohol that will be consumed. Food options are available inside the venue but are limited.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre Seating
The seats at Red Rocks are tiered bleacher style without backs. We recommend bringing a seat cushion to protect your bottom, although most people tend to be on their feet the entire time anyway. There is plenty of room underneath the seats for your belongings.
If you’re afraid of heights, easily get vertigo, or have trouble climbing stairs, avoid getting seat at the top – which admittedly has some of the best views in the entire venue. If you want a more intimate experience and view of the stage, we wouldn't recommend going past row 15.
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre Experience
The sound quality at Red Rocks is reportedly one of the best, largely thanks to the rocks that frame it which amplify the music.
The venue has plenty of restrooms and the lines move very quickly. As already mentioned, we advise that you eat before you arrive. The concessions options once inside have been reported to be of low quality and high price.
Make sure you dress appropriately. In Colorado, it’s always smart to plan for rain. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended to protect yourself from the sun. For the evening, bring a light rain jacket or something to keep you warm when the sun goes down. Since Red Rocks sits at 6,000 feet, higher elevation means cooler temperatures and lots of stairs – so wear comfortable shoes!