The Colorado Council of Churches announced they are canceling the Red Rocks Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, due to the amount of snowfall at the venue.

According to Adrian Miller, the executive director of the Colorado Council of Churches, it would cost thousands of dollars to remove the snow, something the nonprofit organization is not able to afford.

Nearly two feet of snow fell during Wednesday's storm. Miller says that logistically, it is just not possible to remove that much snow by Sunday.

With more snow and cold temperatures forecast for Saturday, the Colorado Council of Churches does not believe enough snow will melt in time for the service.

The organizers might reschedule the service on a later date.

The Easter brunch at the Ship Rock Grille is still scheduled. Roads in the area are open.

The Easter sunrise service has been held at Red Rocks for over 60 years and is streamed online by people from all over the world.

With heavy hearts, we're canceling the 2016 Easter Sunrise Service at Red Rocks. There’s too much snow in the...
Posted by Colorado Council of Churches on Thursday, March 24, 2016