About Denver, Colorado

A Mile High!


Welcome to Denver – the Mile High City – where a thriving arts and cultural scene, 300 days of sunshine, and the Rocky Mountain backdrop combine for one of the world's most spectacular playgrounds.

Denver is as laid-back as it is sophisticated. It's a place where engineers rub elbows with rock climbers at local brewpubs, at art festivals, or while strolling along downtown's 16th Street pedestrian mall.

Free shuttles gives visitors quick access to world-class art and culture, wine bars, restaurants, and nighttime entertainment and music in Larimer Square or historic LoDo. Upscale shopping awaits at Cherry Creek, while Denver's seven professional sports teams showcase this city's active spirit.

  • Denver In Detail
  • Elevation: 5,280 feet
  • Population: Approx. 600,00
  • 300 days of sunshine each year
  • Average daily high of 83°F in June
  • Largest city park system in the U.S.
  • Home to 7 professional sports teams

Denver's 850 miles of paved biking and walking paths, largest city park system of its kind in the country, connect visitors to unique attractions, parks and diverse neighborhoods. The area also boasts 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains, including spectacular Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Other mountain parks include Echo Lake, at the base of the Mount Evans highway – the highest road in North America – and Buffalo Bill's Grave on top of Lookout Mountain.

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Things To Do in Denver


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