Red Rocks is Getting a Makeover This Winter

By Shawn Patrick on November 14, 2022
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Comedy Central

Red Rocks is undoubtedly the best concert venue in America, but that doesn’t mean it can’t use a little T.L.C., so this winter crews will be braving the cold to make some improvements on the famous amphitheater.

Crews begun working to replace the south ramp from the parking lots and improving accessibility to make it easier for those in wheelchairs to get around. The reconstruction will also modernize the ramp to make it safer.

“While no imminent issues were discovered, the structural analysis did reveal that the structures are nearing the end of their useful life expectancy as well as design deficiencies. The best option moving forward is to replace the structures with a new South Ramp that will serve the venue for years to come,” according to amphitheater planners. “The new South Ramp will be constructed between November 2022 and April 2023 with a design that respects the original structures’ aesthetic while meeting modern structural standards.”

The visitors’ center is also getting upgraded…

“This first phase of a multi-phase project focuses on the renovation of the Ship Rock Grille and Kitchen and the rebuild of the north restrooms,” according to amphitheater planners. “The restaurant will be reconfigured to make the bar more visible and inviting. The kitchen will be electrified with an improved layout.”

Red Rocks says the visitors’ center will close starting tomorrow (Nov. 15th), while the park and trading post will stay open.

All of the work should be done by April of next year.

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