Colorado Post Stay

Our Rocky Mountaineer adventure ended in Denver. The mile-high city is an urban playground for music, art, culture, food, and sports.

Top priority for us was a tour of Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre. This is an open-air theatre built into the mountainscape with acoustics to die for! In fact, it is the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheater in the world. Many of the greats have played here and the site also hosts events like Yoga on the Rocks, Film on the Rocks, and fitness classes.

But Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is so much more! It is 6,450 feet above sea level, and spans over 738 acres. The landscape is a flora and fauna wonderland. Dinosaurs lived here and their fossils are still found today. This geological phenomenon is a transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. It is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe Peoples.


Next up was crossing the Continental Divide. A continental divide is the highest point that separates a continent’s river systems. This means that the rainfall that falls down one side of the mountain drains to the Pacific Ocean, and to the Atlantic Ocean on the other side.

The views atop were unbelievably spectacular!

We were happy we took our jackets as the temperature was about 20 degrees cooler up here. And we both noticed we had to take much deeper breaths due to the high altitude.

Next we were off to the charming little city of Breckenridge where had a leisurely lunch, explored Main Street, and did a little shopping. I fell in love with the ubiquitous large hanging planters, and poppies.

The Riverwalk was especially lovely. Children were playing in the creek and lovers were picnicking. I don’t have much interest in ski vacations, but I might be tempted to go back if I stayed in Breckenridge.

We rounded out our visit stumbling upon an arts and crafts festival and seeking out a local nursery for flower seeds.

I always look forward to summer travels with my forever travel partner who {almost} always says yes to whatever I dream up. Here’s to many more, babe! 😘


Think you may be interested in a Rocky Mountaineer adventure? Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Rockies to the Red Rocks / Salt Lake City & Moab / Colorado Post Stay

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