The view of the valley from the Trading Post Terrace at Red Rocks Park
We always like to do something relaxing on New Year's Eve. Usually that means getting out with nature in some way. This year we decided to show Santiago, our guest from Argentina, one of our favorite places: Red Rocks Park. We arrived to catch the rocks and amphitheater in morning light. We toured the visitor's center, checked out the geological unconformity where rocks 300 million years old are uplifted against rocks 1.7 billion years old.
We walked out to view the amphitheater where a running group from a middle school were running up the bleacher seats as a training exercise--and making it look entirely too easy. Finally we walked the 1 1/2 mile trail through the red sandstone rocks, marvelling as always at the majestic views just around every bend in the trail.
After the morning of peace and restoration we made it home in time for Bob to watch the Bronco game--which they won. They are now in the playoffs. We have our fingers crossed. Could this be the first playoffs since Elway?
Deb and Santiago on the trail