1. The History of Sandstone Mining in Colorado

    Colorado’s Sandstone Have you ever been to the Colorado National Monument? Think of the red, imposing formations rising high into the air, beautifully carved by millennia underwater. Now, teleport yourself to the other side of the state at Red Rocks, can you imagine that iconic theater jutting out of the earth? One of these places is a national monument and the other is a concert hall, so what c…Read More

  2. The Best Uses for Sandstone

    If you’ve ever driven in the foothills along the Front Range, you’ve probably seen a quarry or two showing off the bright red stone Colorado is known for. When you get up close to Red Rocks Amphitheater’s characteristic red rocks, it becomes pretty easily apparent that the brilliantly colored stone is sandstone—a stone that is pretty much exactly what you expect: sand granules compressed i…Read More

  3. What Gives Red Sandstone Its Distinctive Color?

    If you’ve ever visited (or even seen pictures) of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, there’s no way to miss the distinctive red rock that makes up many of Colorado’s landmarks. We even have an amphitheater and natural area called Red Rocks. To say we’re proud of our red stone is an understatement. But how does Colorado sandstone get that distinctive red? Centuries of Pressure Sandston…Read More

  4. Is Xeriscaping Right for You?

    Mowing the lawn isn’t a chore most people call “fun,” so what if you didn’t have to do as much lawnmowing anymore? What if you could make your property beautiful, elegant, and low maintenance? Xeriscaping can do that. Colorado has always been an environmentally-conscientious place, so why not take it to the next level? Save money and water with xeriscaping. If you have ever considered xeri…Read More