When people think of Colorado, skiing, hiking, mountaineering and river rafting probably immediately come to mind. After all, Colorado is known all over the world for its incomparable mountains and outdoor sports.
If you’ve ever visited Colorado, you probably arrived at the Denver International Airport, grabbed your luggage (and maybe your skis or golf clubs!), and then hopped on a shuttle headed straight for the mountains.
You missed half of what is great about Colorado, at least!
And here’s the real secret…even if you live in Denver, there is SO MUCH to see and do, not to mention shopping, eating and touring, that you will want to make sure you check this DISCOVER DENVER GUIDE frequently for what’s new and different here in the Mile High City.
So whether you’re here on vacation or you’re a lucky resident of Denver and its surrounding area, please consider me your very own inside guide to Denver. I will help you find our hidden treasures and these pages will be filled with Denver events, tours, and attractions.
Nestled at the western end of the Great Plains at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, is the city of Denver. At an altitude of 5,280 feet, the city is known for its crisp, fresh air and sunshine.
With approximately 300 days of sunshine every year, Denver is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, including cyclists who can be found out and about almost any day of the year.
Sure to please sports enthusiasts, the city has five major professional teams including the Broncos (football), the Nuggets (basketball), the Avalanche (ice hockey), the Rockies (baseball) and the Rapids (soccer).
The largest city in Colorado, Denver is also a center for culture and education. It includes the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Cleo Robinson Dance Ensemble, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, the Denver Art Museum and much more.
As the gateway to the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the city is easy to get to with its major international airport. and it is also easy to travel to the mountains using both air and surface transportation.