Line 'em up to get the "we were here -- isn't this great" photo
Travelers need a scenic place to stop the car, get out, line everyone up, and take the "we were here -- isn't this great" photo. For Red Rocks, the Scenic Loop Road Highpoint is that place.
Views to the south are spectacular. Facing downhill (south), Turtlehead Peak (to the left) towers above the landscape. Below Turtlehead are the red-and-white sandstone Calico Hills. More due south is Blue Diamond Hill, a mountain of limestone. To the right are are the Wilson Cliffs: the grand Red Rock escarpment.
The natural view is to look downhill, but don't forget to turn around and look up at the limestone La Madre Mountain Range, which towers above the entire landscape.
Scenic Loop Road Highpoint is located about 4.7 miles around the 13-mile Scenic Loop Road, and at 4,780 feet, this really is the highest point on the road.