Golden, eight miles north of the amphitheater, is another worthwhile town near Red Rocks. It’s best known for the Coors Brewery, and, yes, there are tours.
But you may prefer to walk Washington Street and admire the “Howdy Folks!” sign overhead. Check out the path along Clear Creek, where there are often kayakers. Try the pizza at Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza. If you like, eat it at a picnic table on the bridge over Clear Creek.