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.
Many of the items sold in the Trading Post are available at the Red Rocks online shop, which you can visit here.
For additional information about the Red Rocks Trading Post, please call 303-697-4939 ext. 108.