I did not know a person could visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre even when there is no concert playing. As it turns out, I discovered it is good for more than just concerts.

As you are ascending into Denver on I-70 you will see the road sign indicating the exit for Red Rocks Park and  Amphitheatre. Unless you are going to Red Rocks for a concert,  you're unlikely to take the exit and see what's there.

As it turns out, it's a great place to stop for some hiking and climbing and to see what may be the coolest outdoor concert venue in the entire country -and it doesn't cost you a single dime.

It's a beautiful setting, and just walking to the amphitheatre is great exercise. If your heart isn't in pretty decent shape, you might not want to try this because it's definitely a workout. My brother and I did a four mile loop --and even had a race up the amphitheatre steps.

I hadn't been there since I was a kid, and now that I have seen it as an adult I definitely want to experience a concert there - maybe Peter Frampton, 1964 The Beatles Tribute, or the Moody Blues.

Check out the photo gallery of my visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre.