Survey Services for Colorado Landmark
Denver Mountain Parks believed that settling or subsidence was occurring in the seating area of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Farnsworth Group's survey team was enlisted to help investigate the extent of settling.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a rock structure near Morrison, Colorado, 10 miles west of Denver, where concerts are given in the open-air amphitheatre. The amphitheatre sits at 6,450 feet, and the surrounding Red Rocks Park covers 868 acres. The amphitheatre is owned and operated by the City and County of Denver, Colorado and is located in Red Rocks Park, part of the Denver Mountain Parks system.
Farnsworth Group used a combination of GPS, total station and differential leveling techniques to establish survey control for the project. The topographic design survey extended from the concrete stones in front of Row 1 to the back of concrete of Row 69. The stage, concession area and exterior stairs were beyond the limits of the survey.
This survey is the basis of further investigation to determine the exact amount of settling or subsistence occurring in the seating area of the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.