The Mile High City is the perfect blend of urban culture, thriving nightlife, and Mountain West adventure. From blue skies to vibrant indie music and art scenes, Denver has it all. Sample the famous craft brews, hit the slopes, or catch the latest "it" band – all while enjoying the city’s unique brand of laid-back hospitality. Those who are lucky enough to call it home get the best of all worlds in Colorado’s modern-day western boomtown.
Nestled in the eastern arm of the Rocky Mountains, Denver makes it easy to get outside and have a good time. Rivers, mountains, and miles of hiking and biking trails make Denver an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. The city boasts over 85 miles of bike trails and abundant options for kayaking, white-water rafting, hiking, skiing, and rock climbing. If you’re just here for a brief visit, don’t worry – Denver’s impressive bike sharing program ensures that everyone can enjoy the sights from the comfy seat of a shiny, red bicycle.
Between the amazing food and craft beer scene and the abundance of outdoor recreation, Denver has become known as a place where residents and visitors alike truly enjoy the good life. The Mile High City is consistently recognized as one of the healthiest cities in the country. If you want a taste of Denver’s version of healthy living, grab a table at the True Food Kitchen, where you can combine a love of food with the relaxing practice of yoga. For a gourmet flair, try Root Down, where Denver chef extraordinaire Justin Cucci provides powerful flavor without the crutches of butter, salt, or sugar.
Denver keeps its residents warm and light with a vibrant nightclub scene. After the sun goes down, LoDo (Lower Downtown) is the place to be. You’ll find remnants of Denver’s mining town roots in modern-day saloons like the Blake Street Vault or the Denver Stockyard Saloon and Grill. LoDo also features an impressive array of live music venues, museums, and art galleries. Holiday lovers won’t want to miss the LoDo Aglow series of events that stretch throughout the winter holiday season and feature a Grand Illumination Ceremony and an annual window design contest that gives Macy’s famous windows a run for their money.
Denver enjoys these parks and open spaces: