Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Elementary is a wonderful school located in Morrison, Colorado, a popular tourist destination just 30 minutes from downtown Denver.
I spoke to Red Rocks’ students on Thursday, November 10, 2011, and I was impressed that the children can see the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater from the library window.
9:15-10:00 AM 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades
10:10-10:40 AM Kindergarten & 1st Grades
10:50-11:35 AM 2nd and 3rd Grades
I regret that we did not have more time to drive into the park itself. This is an area I would love to visit again only next time as a tourist. Red Rocks Park has a fabulous website with great photos of the area at: http://www.redrocksonline.com/.
We had to leave the school at midday and drive back to Lakewood to visit Green Gables Elementary that afternoon.
12:40-1:20 Kindergarten & 1st Grades
1:20-2:05 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades
2:15-3:00 2nd & 3rd Grades
Both schools are small with only about 350 students each, and Courtney Drysdale is the librarian at both Red Rocks and Green Gables. Courtney did a fabulous job organizing our visits!
My husband and I did manage to take one day off during our trip to Denver. We spent that day in Boulder, Colorado. It was our first trip to Boulder, and my favorite tourist attraction that day was our tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Company. I love tea!
Colorado is a beautiful state, and we were very fortunate that the weather was gorgeous all week (50 degrees or more). We’re looking forward to visiting the Denver area again.