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