||This article relies entirely upon a single source, the National Register Information System (NRIS) database or one of its mirrors. Articles based solely on the NRIS may contain errors. (November 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
The site in 2013.
|Location||15001 Denver W. Pkwy., Golden, Colorado|
|Architect||Ardourel, Frank J.; WPA|
|MPS||Camp George West MPS|
|NRHP Reference #||93000378|
|Added to NRHP||May 20, 1993|
The Colorado Amphitheater, also known as Structure #41, is a natural stone amphitheater built in 1935 to serve Camp George West of the Colorado National Guard. It is located near the base of South Table Mountain, a mesa located just east of Golden, Colorado.
Built under the auspices of commander Neil West Kimball, grandson of the general for whom the camp was named, it was constructed as a project of the Works Progress Administration. One of its primary uses in operation was to show films to the Guard troops. However, the amphitheater fell into disuse when rattlesnakes became too plentiful for comfort. Today the amphitheater belongs to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.