Transportation To Red Rocks

 

TRANSPORTATION TO RED ROCKS

EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo will find you the perfect transportation to Red Rocks concert and excursion. Book the best transportation company in Denver, Ez Mountain Taxi and Limo! We look forward in hearing from you either by phone or e-mail, book today for you special red rocks limo concert event today!
double pick and drop service

All Red Rocks round-trip shuttle transportation to and from Red Rocks Amphitheatre

LIMOUSINE SERVICE IN DENVER

Rolling up to Red Rocks is a special event especially when it’s Red Rocks! EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo knows there are several limousine services in Denver metro area that have the capacity to hold up to the space you need.  All prices vary, but of course so do the vehicles.  UBER and LYFT cannot compare with the Colorado transportation regulations-insurance- cars and driver safety. Call EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo today and book your next transportation reservation

Shuttle transportation to Red Rocks

If you don’t care about solitude and want to feel cramted into a BUS that’s dirty, loud and nasty- I guess you can book BUS to show.  The school buses only offer pick-ups from the Cap Hill and Champa Street Cheba Huts in Denver. EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo have vehicles that are clean- the drivers are very personable, safe and friendly. We only offer door to door service and our SUV’S or Sprinter Vans are holding you, our clients.

If you’re into music, wildlife, outdoors and possibly smelling ( or smoking) marijuana in a public setting, you’ve probably already purchased tickets to Red Rocks at least once.

How to Avoid Driving Drunk After a Red Rocks Concert?!

The time has come like every year- Red Rocks!  We all know how prep for a Red Rocks show goes. You get your tickets months in advance, you count down the days during your work week and you finally arrive at your buddy’s house with a six-pack of your favorite beer tucked under your arm, and you’re ready for the night. But as you drop your car keys on the counter, you wonder, “Who’s driving?”

There are plenty of options for getting up to (and back from) Red Rocks. However, their convenience and reliability depend on how creative you want to get. For instance, you could find a friend not going to the show willing to drive you up to Morrison, then elect a designated driver in your crew or snag a taxi, Lyft or Uber back home at the end of the night. But in addition to all of the above,CID Entertainment, which has a shuttle service to Red Rocks, has added two new pick-up locations in Capitol Hill and Boulder in order to reach more concert-goers.

People travel from all over the world just to see the venue at Red Rocks, which is a major part of Denver and the local culture here.  Since there is such a strong community-based music scene in Colorado, EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo is thrilled to be part of your lives and filling the need for a seamless and comfortable way to get to Red Rocks.

Let EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo make your transportation to concerts be a awesome experience – that’s why we are here to transport you and your friends to shows and concerts. We want your trip to Red Rocks or any other concert to be about having a great time as well as getting people home safely.  EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo knows there are concerns about who will be the “DD” and who might be left out not having such a great time. That’s why when it comes to any kind of transportation we provide safe transportation and let you relax and have and enjoy your concert and Red Rocks!

Round-trip transportation to Red Rocks is simple with EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo. Let one of our private cars, SUV’S or Sprinter Vans pick you and your friends up- we are available when you call to book anytime. We also offer tailgating upon request. Feel free to bring your coolers and chairs, just let us know when you book your next round trip to Red Rocks the details of your trip.

Thanks to EZ Mountain Taxi and Limo in Colorado, private cars, Transportation to Red Rocks in a Suburban or Sprinter Van and shuttles will be available 24/7 for every concert this season.

RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER FUN FACTS

How does Red Rocks gets its color? 

From iron oxide, the same compound that gives blood and rust their rusty appearance.

By the end of 2016, there will have been almost 2,700 shows organized at Red Rocks.
The venue has broken its own record for most shows in the last six years. Because of the surge in popularity, it isn’t unusual for up 20 bands to play at any given day on the schedule.
Widespread Panic holds the title for most shows at Red Rocks.
In 1985, from Aug. 9-12, Red Rocks belonged to Huey Lewis and the News. The band set the record for most consecutive shows at the venue that year.
There are close to about 8,700 seats at Red Rocks, which spans close to 2.5 miles in length.
There’s also a 100-foot difference in elevation from the stage to the top row so watch how much you drink.
From the top row, you can see all the way to DIA just about 39 miles away.
The Red Rocks Park contains many layers of cross red fusion and of coarse fine grained sedimentary rock called the conglomerate Fountain Formation. The red rock is comprised of the ancient sedimentary remains of the long gone ancestral Rocky Mountains. Three Hundred Million years ago, give or take a few million years, these sediments began the foundations for the Red Rocks that form the park.

Appropriately named in Geologic Timeline of our PALEOZOIC Era is, “The Fountain Formation.”   The eastern edge of the Rocky Mountain sediments deposited in this Carboniferous Period is the bulk material that formed what we know today as the monolithic Red Rocks Park, Roxborough State Park, Garden of the Gods and Boulders’ Flatiron locations.

Our Ancestral Rocky Mountains contained metamorphic rock of Granite, Gneiss and Schist’s made of a majority of the minerals feldspar and quartz which comprise these iron rich sandstone sediments seen in the Red Rocks Park. As time went by these Pennsylvanian Period deposits were fueled by torrential rivers in what geologists call a fluvial and alluvial river system.    Combined minerals with clay and silts plus elements like iron deposited many layers upon cross bedded layers which became conglomerates under the pressure and heat over the many millions of years. One of The best preserved examples of the Fountain Formation we see today is the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.   At this point in Natural History a great nonconformity happens with the 1.8 billion year old metamorphic rock, of what is now Mt. Morrison, and the 300 million year old “Red Rock Fountain Formation.”   One can span the great Nonconformity of 1.5 billion years with your hand.   The mystery here is that sediments didn’t get laid down for over 1.5 billion where in other places including areas in this state they did get laid down.

The Red Rocks Park went through a couple of the few big geologic time periods. The Carboniferous period saw the formation of the rock. The Permian Period sees the reworking of the ancient sedimentary red rock into dry iron-less natural buff colored sand dunes seen in the next small Red Rocks Park sandstone called the “Lions Formation.” The Red Rocks then was similar to that of the environment down in the Great Sand Dunes National Park here in present day Colorado.
With an estimate of 95% of all ocean life on the planet also disappearing. Some of the best preserved fossilized Colorado Stromatolites have been found here in the Lykins Formation within Red Rocks Park.   The Lykins Stromatolites seem to have existed on the other side of the Permian Extinction and may or may not have survived the mass die off of the majority of terrestrial life forms.   This Fossil Formation is under -studied in the area of Sedimentology, Paleontology and Paleo Environments with an exception in Geology. It needs further research to clarify.
The next and last geologic time period of the Red Rocks Park is along the eastern park boundary and is mostly in the Triassic Period. Paleontologists believe that many of the Jurassic Dinosaurs and non-Dinosaurs evolved from this era from about 204 Mya. Around the time of the Laramide Mountain Orogeny an uplift of the current Rockies occurred some 72 to 45 million years ago, all the sedimentary red rocks here were pushed up at a near 40 degree angle seen at this angled tilt today.
Sculpted by many years and patient chisel this ongoing carving is forever shaped by wind and waters power struck hammer blows – weathers erosive freeze and thaw. The Fountain, Morrison, and Dakota Sandstone Formation rest more than two miles and 10,000 feet underneath the layers of Denver. Neil Young had inspired a technical adjustment in the venue’s design. After one of his shows, he took note that electrical transformers were causing feedback on his tube amps.
There have been more shows scheduled at Red Rocks in the last decade than there were in the preceding 60 years.
The venue was once listed as one of the seven wonders of the geological world.
It took the natural amphitheater of Red Rocks more than 200 million years to form.
Red Rocks is considered sacred by 32 American Indian tribes.
The area that Red Rocks inhabits was once an ocean floor. A sediment-spreading alluvial fan contributed to the structure’s formation.
A cable railway was completed that could carry 100 visitors to the top of Mount Morrison. It was discontinued 20 years later.
The theater was designed by an architect who modeled it after the “Theatre of Dionysus at the Acropolis” in Athens, Greece.
The highest seat at Red Rocks has an elevation of 6,435 feet.
The Utes inhabited the area around Red Rocks for hundreds of years until they were displaced in the late 19th century. Red Rocks Park was initially called the Garden of the Angels and it was given that nickname by a Jefferson County JUDGE.
There were so many people wanting to make changes to the structure like- installing an elevator that would take visitors to the top of Ship Rock and carve the faces of presidents into the park. one person wanted to carve one of the larger boulders into a full-sized replica of an Egyptian sphinx.
The first performance on record was Red Rocks took place in 1906 at the park’s unveiling after being renovated. It featured Denver bandleader Pietro Satriano and his 25-piece brass band.
The Trading Post was built in 1931 and it opened selling hot dogs for a dime and ice cream for a nickel.

In-house concessions for beer and wine opened in 1997, marking the end of Red Rocks’ status as a BYOB venue.
Red Rocks has won many awards for best small outdoor venues that the award was named “The Red Rocks Award.”
Despite the venue’s knack for pulling big names, the Rolling Stones have never played Red Rocks. Despite constant rumors, the British rock band has yet to book the venue!

Every piece of sandstone used in developing Red Rocks was harvested from the same quarry in Lyons.
Red Rocks was discovered in an army expedition led by Stephen Long in 1820.
The late Red Rocks promoter Barry Fey apparently had made an agreement with Morrison to be buried in the town but lost paperwork, and a law that forbade nonresidents from being interred there forbade it.
Scores of runners exercise on Red Rocks every day — including artists.
An estimated 750,000 non-concertgoers visit Red Rocks every year.

About 60,000 people attended the first annual Easter service held at the venue in April 1947.
The backstage area at Red Rocks served as a shelter for nonperishable food during the Cold War.
The redwood benches lining the rows of the venue were replaced in 2008, spawning an auction that saw pieces of the well-worn wood sell for upward of $250.
After Hurricane Katrina struck, the Dave Matthews Band added a fourth night to its three-night, tour-ending run at Red Rocks as a benefit, raising $1.5 million for disaster relief.
There is no private backstage entrance to Red Rocks. Musicians (and their roadies) load in via the hill by the Trading Post, the same hill the spectators from the lower South lots pass by on their way to the venue.
It took the Civilian Conservation Corps 12 years to build Red Rocks, including dynamiting several massive boulders from what’s now the audience seating.
Just as all artists take a piece of the venue with them, they leave something, too: The hallway leading to the backstage sound equipment is lined with hundreds of signatures from members of bands who’ve played there over the years.
The Civilian Conservation Corps built barn-door entrances in the backstage area to accommodate the height of a rider on a horse.
The rental fee for Red Rocks is at least $7,500, and costs associated with a concert — including sound, lights and security — run upward of $100,000. Still, that’s a small price to pay if shredding Red Rocks is on your bucket list and you can play only three chords.

Sources: Interviews with Brian Kitts, Marketing and Communications Director for Denver Arts and Venues; Tad Bowman, Venue Director for Red Rocks & Denver Coliseum; Patrick Hallahan, drummer for My Morning Jacket; Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers; Chuck Morris, CEO of AEG Live Rocky Mountains. Additional information sourced from “The Denver Westerners Roundup” (1972); Red Rocks Concert and Dedication program (1941); “Denver Mountain Parks Master Plan” (2008); “History of Red Rocks Park” (1962); “Sacred Stones: Colorado’s Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre” (2004).

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