Red Rocks Park

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Good Morning,

I was sifting through some old photos that I took in June of 2007 when we attended a wedding in Colorado. We took a side trip to Red Rocks Park, to see the Amphitheatre that is built into large red sandstone outcroppings.

I was most interested in the area known as Dinosaur Ridge located nearby the amphitheatre. It contains the footprints of dinosaurs that walked on the floodplain of Colorado’s ocean on Morrison’s sandy beaches. When the western mountains starting building 70 to 80 million years ago this area was pushed up  forming the unique geology of the area.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO

 

Fountain Formation by John Poltrack on 500px.com
The story of the geological upheaval can be seen in the sandstone

 

Fountain Formation by John Poltrack on 500px.com
Red Rocks

 

Fountain Formation by John Poltrack on 500px.com
View from the Red Rocks Trading Post. Don’t you think this photo resembles a painting?

 

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