Red Rocks: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

rrpyesterdayWith a brand new National Historic Landmark designation and Tom Noel’s Sacred Stones out of print, it’s time for a new book about Red Rocks Park. Just in time for holiday shopping, Lawrence M. Johnson introduces the latest in his series of Colorado books, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Available on, or at the Red Rocks Trading Post or Visitor Center, this book contains more than 175 historic and “today” photos, and is $24.99 well spent if you’re an admirer of this park or have one on your gift list.

With more than 30 pairs of then/now matchups that will give you new perspective on this beloved park, as well as historic photos not previously published, the book is a nice complement to previous publications:

sacredstonesSacred Stones: Colorado’s Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, by Thomas J. Noel, 2004, Denver Theatres and Arenas, 129 pages.

DMP100Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream, by Wendy Rex-Atzet, Sally L. White, Erika D. Walker, 2013, the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. Features photos by John Fielder. 144 pages.


Horton House destroyed by fire

Yesterday, the Horton House Bed and Breakfast was destroyed by an early morning fire. The quaint and popular home has provided lodging to hundreds of concertgoers and other park visitors for many years. Lila Horton, who has long brought historic ambiance to her guests and enhanced their visit to Red Rocks, has lost her home as well as her business.

Fighting the Horton House fire, October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Kenny Noble Cortes.

Fighting the Horton House fire, October 1, 2015. Photo courtesy Kenny Noble Cortes.

A fund has been established to help Lila and her family recover from their loss. Please visit Go Fund Me if you can help.

Updates are being posted at the Historic Morrison website.