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Denver closing Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre amid coronavirus outbreak

The park is a popular spot for runners, hikers and tourists

Stephanie Studebaker, 27, left, and Alexandra van Milligen, middle, run the length of the stairs inside Red Rocks Amphitheatre on March 31, 2019, in Morrison.
Stephanie Studebaker, 27, left, and Alexandra van Milligen, middle, run the length of the stairs inside Red Rocks Amphitheatre on March 31, 2019, in Morrison.
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Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre will close until further notice beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Denver Parks and Recreation announced Friday afternoon via Twitter.

The amphitheatre has been closed for concerts since March 16, and the cancellation of the traditional Easter sunrise services was announced last month, but the park has remained open. Roads and trails in the park are popular for runners, hikers and tourists.

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