Denver, Colorado, is a vibrant, outdoor city at the base of the majestic Rocky Mountains. With 300 annual days of sunshine, The Mile High City is a great year-round destination that combines its rich Western heritage and passion for the outdoors with urban excitement.
Take the 37-minute train ride from Denver International Airport to Denver Union Station and enjoy the walkable city center. Experience farm-to-table restaurants, brewpubs, professional sports, shopping, arts and culture in the city center, all connected by the 16th Street Mall free shuttle. Explore Denver’s creative side at the Denver Art Museum with its famous American Indian art and Western art collections, shop at the iconic Rockmount Ranch Wear, sample craft beer on the Denver Beer trail, see a concert under the stars at Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre or take a day trip to Rocky Mountain National Park. Visit Cherry Creek, Denver’s premier shopping neighborhood just 15 minutes from downtown, or explore Denver’s unique art districts.
Julianne Fredrick CTP, CTIS, director
Located an hour and a half drive from Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road — which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds — along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
Lariat Loop National Scenic and Historic Byway Loop is a 40-mile scenic circle in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado. This is an authentic wild west experience in a breathtaking mountain environment. The Lariat Recreate the magic of early auto touring along the historic Lookout Mountain Scenic Drive and the historic Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive. Plus, this 40-mile scenic route connects the towns of Golden, Morrison and Evergreen.
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is a naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue just 15 miles west of Denver. The Visitor Center features interactive educational displays, a short film documentary on the geologic and musical history, a Performer’s Hall of Fame and delicious food at Ship Rock Grille. Red Rocks is recognized for its star-studded concert roster, natural acoustics, and ambiance, as well as its awe-inspiring hiking and biking trails.
Step back in time to a bygone era on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, our historic narrow-gauge train, only 45 minutes from Denver. Enjoy any of our 10 special events throughout the year. From the engineering marvel of the Devil’s Gate High Bridge to the historic mining tours, you will enjoy a relaxing ride through the beautiful mountain views while crossing over Clear Creek four times.