Originally known as the Indian Concession House, the Trading Post is a great place to shop for unique Red Rocks souvenirs, apparel and historical memorabilia. The Trading Post is also the perfect place to start a walking tour of the park. The structure, designed by W.R. Rosche, was constructed in 1931, and has a breathtaking view of the valley and rock formations to the south. The 1.4 mile Trading Post trail winds through the spectacular Fountain and Lyons formations with a narrow, rough surface that follows moderate to steep terrain. In 2015, the Trading Post became home to a Colorado Music Hall of Fame exhibit.
Hours of Operation
- January 1 – February 28 10: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- March 1 – March 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- April 1 – April 30: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- May 1 – September 14: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- September 15 – September 30: 9 a.m – 6 p.m.
- October 1 – November 2: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- November 3 – February 28, 2020: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Designed by Denver architect W.R. Rosche
Originally known as the Indian Concession House and, at times, called the Indian Trading Post or Red Rocks Pueblo
Denver Landmark: 1994
Designated National Historic Landmark: 2016 (along with the Park, Amphitheatre and CCC Camp)
This building, which preceded the amphitheatre by a decade, was built in a Pueblo Revival style to commemorate the Native American form of architecture and to be complementary with the surrounding landscape. As a first stop for tourists visiting the mountain parks, the Trading Post was originally home to a museum that highlighted and exhibited the local flora, fauna, and geology of the Denver Mountain Parks. Along with the museum, the Trading Post sold a variety of concessions, antiques, and native artifacts.
For additional information about the Red Rocks Trading Post, please call 303-697-4939 ext. 108.