Two locations in the Denver Mountain Parks will be part of this year’s Doors Open Denver, an annual event that makes city-owned buildings open to the public for tours. Both locations will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14; guides will be on hand to provide information.
Visit DoorsOpenDenver.org for information on all the other sites included in this special event.
Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at Morrison
Location Number: 66
300 Union, Morrison
The camp, which housed the men who built Red Rock Amphitheatre, is part of Red Rocks Park and was designated on the National Register in 1990 as part of that district. This is a rare opportunity to visit the only intact CCC camp in Colorado, which is used by Denver Mountain Parks and not generally open to the public. AND this is DMP’s centennial year!
Learn more about this historic CCC Camp! After you see the camp, visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where you can see the results of the efforts of the men who inhabited the camp from 1935 to 1941. Download event info, map, and directions (pdf).
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Visitor Center & Trading Post
Location Number: 65
17900 Trading Post Road
Historically known as the Red Rocks Pueblo, The Trading Post originally contained a dining room, luncheonette, soda fountain and “Indian curios.” The Trading Post was built in 1931 in “Pueblo Revival” style. Its backyard patio has a breathtaking view of the valley and the rock formations to the south.