Explore Denver, Colorado

Denver is the capital and the largest city in Colorado. Known as "The Mile-High City", Denver has an altitude of 5,280 feet/1,600 meters and the exact "Mile High" point is marked with a gold band in the steps of the state capitol building. Denver is a city of over 579,000 people with a metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people. The Denver International Airport is located about 20 miles east of downtown.

You'll find everything a large city has to offer, plus easy access to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which are only 15 miles west of town. Catch a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater, the world-famous outdoor music venue in the foothills of the Rockies. Nearby mountains and lakes provide places to hike, bike, fish, and explore. There are many ski resorts within two hours of Denver and many places for snowshoers and cross-country skiers. The city has a rich pioneer history, and plenty of museums. It's also a very environmentally conscious city. Hop on a green bus, grab a bike or just walk around and discover Denver. Tour Denver's famous breweries or check out the downtown arts scene. There are several amusement parks and sport events to enjoy.

Did you know there are other cities named Denver?
Denver, Iowa
Denver, Indiana
Denver, North Carolina
Denver, Pennsylvania

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