Fondly known as the mile-high city, Denver sits at an altitude of 5,280 feet as the state capitol of Colorado. It’s 300 days of sunshine each year, and proximity to the Rocky Mountains, make it a true paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
Many residents spend summer weekends camping or hiking and winter weekends hitting the slopes. Denver has the largest city park system in the country with more than 200 different parks, 650 miles of paved trails, 90 golf courses and about 30 recreational centers. Because of its extensive bike trail system and famed B-Cycle bike sharing program, Denver is also well known as a bicycle-friendly city.
Culturally, the city has much to offer including award winning restaurants and bars as well as highly regarded museums and galleries. Denver is also home to 3 professional sports teams.
Whether it be the sports, city life, or mountain views that drew you to Denver you won't be disappointed, or bored! The 'mile high' city is a great community for everyone and is never lacking in extracurriculars!
The food scene in Denver is not to be ignored. Culinary indulgences can be found all over the city. Stop by the many breweries, art galleries, and creative eateries in the River North Art District (RiNo) or explore Lower Downtown (LoDo) to experience what has become a hotspot for restaurants and nightlife. LoDo is home to Larimer Square and Union Station, both offer an endless amount of delicious dining options. Larimer Square, in the heart of downtown, features restaurants and shops in some of the oldest buildings in town. Don't forget to cross the South Platte River and venture north to Highland to taste some of the best eating in Denver. In fact, Highland may just have the most dining options with possibly the highest food and beverage offerings per capita in Denver.
Many residents spend summer weekends camping or hiking and winter weekends hitting the slopes. Denver has the largest city park system in the country with more than 200 different parks, 650 miles of paved trails, 90 golf courses, and about 30 recreational centers. The Denver Parks System spans over a 148-year history with the first park created in 1868. There are nearly 20,000 acres of urban parks and mountain parkland today. Denver is also a bicycle-friendly city, due to its extensive bike trail system, and famed B-Cycle bike-sharing program.
You'll love how close Denver is to top outdoor destinations like ski resorts, hiking trails, reservoirs, and national parks.
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