Three Spooky Secrets of Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the greatest concert venues on Earth with a long history dating back to the first concert held there in 1906. Many wonder, is Red Rocks Amphitheatre haunted?

The truth is that Red Rocks has been the site of numerous mysterious sightings and unexplainable spiritual encounters.

Check out three spooky secrets of Red Rocks Amphitheatre to plan your own ghost-hunting adventure!

Supernatural Sightings at Red Rocks Cemetery

The Red Rocks Cemetery is located near the base of the Red Rocks concert venue.

This straight-out-of-a storybook gravesite dates all the way back to the 1800s.

It’s actually quite difficult to be able to earn a spot in the Red Rocks Cemetery as you have to be a local resident to be buried here. Thus, the cemetery is specific to the special folks who call Red Rocks home.

Perhaps, this is why the Cemetery has a very intense energy. From the moment you enter the Cemetery, you will be captivated by the supernatural vibes.

Is it because of this special energy that people want to take a piece of Red Rocks with them?

The local kids are known to visit the cemetery, evoke the old time spirits and marvel at the hundred year old gravestones. You can too! The cemetery is open to the public!

Red Rocks Cemetery
Red Rocks Cemetery. Photo Source: Denver Public Library

The Red Rocks Witch

Everyone who grows up near Red Rocks has a Witch of Red Rocks story to tell.

Also known as the Hatchett lady of Red Rocks, she often appears at the highest point on the rock peaks and some even claim that she is headless.

One theory is that she is the ghost of “Old Ms. Johnson” who lived in the Red Rocks community and used a Hatchett to scare away her daughter’s suitors.

In this version, she is now an angry spirit who despises young love and wants to scare couples. However, locals have spotted her up on the rocks simply watching the activity below (that is if they see her with her head).

Maybe she simply loves experiencing the concerts as much as the rest of us?

Haunted Red Rocks Hiking Trails

Did you know that once upon a time people hiked into concerts via trails leading up to the back of the venue?

It was once considered a rite of passage to be able to “hike into Red Rocks.” Although now it is not possible to hike into the actually concert venue, there are still paths to hike in and around Red Rocks.

When hiking, some encounter Native American and other old-timer spirits. Maybe some are the ghosts of the people who built the venue?

People report hearing noises, seeing bursts of light and feeling strange gusts of winds on the trails at night. One of our favorite experiences is when a friend went off to pee and had a spirit give him quite a scare mid-stream 🙂

While there is no guarantee that you’ll experience a ghost sighting, just being in the Red Rocks park is a mystical and magical experience!

Red Rocks Ghost Hunting Gear

Now that you have learned Red Rocks haunted secrets, you need the right ghost hunting gear for your supernatural adventure!

1. Ghost Hunting Equipment Hand-held EMF Meter Spirit Box Paranormal Equipment – Measures electromagnetic waves thought to be an indicated of paranormal phenomena and is easy to operate with one hand.
2. RECOSIVITY American Dream High-Rise Clean Finish Leggings – These Denver Brand Leggings are perfect for your ghost-hunting adventure because they move with you! Leggings feature four-way stretch and are supportive yet flexible, meaning they will remain in place while allowing you to move about freely.
3. Ghost hunting: Logbook for paranormal activity investigation, gift for ghost hunters – This fun guide helps you easily track and record your Red Rocks ghost hunting. It also serves as a fun resource to revisit when you want to recall or share your experience.
4. Ouray Colorado Flag Socks – These super-cute Colorado themed socks protect your ankles from the harsh brush that you may encounter on a Red Rocks hike.
Premium Ghost Hunting Digital EVP Recorder – GWP – According to experienced ghost hunters, disembodied voices usually occur at a frequency lower than what normal human ears can detect. This light weight and sturdy recorder is great for capturing EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomenon).
6. Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot – Created with TECHLITE lightweight midsole for superior cushioning, comfort and longevity. Designed to never rub your heel. Comes in fashion-forward colors to seamlessly take you from hiking activities to a night on the town. Check out the Columbia Store for men’s options. 

Red Rocks Tunnel
Red Rocks Tunnel Being Built for Road up to Venue. Photo Source: Denver Public Library

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