Denver is the capital and the largest city of the state of Colorado in the United States. It is located in the South Platte River Valley in the High Plains, east of the Front Range in the Rocky Mountains.
The climate is varied. In the winter it is usually quite cold, below 0º and during the summer it can reach up to 40º.
Within the city, you can take public transport buses, tramways, subways, taxis, ride a bicycle or walk, of course, the latter only in summer.
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Denver Travel Guide
Is it a safe state?
You can say yes, but as the United States is a world power, I always recommend being attentive to the news and security measures. About Denver and precisely to Grand Junction where I lived for three and a half months, I tell you that it was very safe, to the point that my family did not lock the doors of the street when we went out or went to sleep. But on the other hand, it was not strange to see the father of the family carry a weapon when there were parades or significant events in the center of the city. They had different types of weapons in their homes, all this for safety.
The Brookings Institute ranks downtown Denver as the fourth-best in the country for walking. If you prefer, you can take the free bus that runs along Calle 16 (16th Street Mall) from end to end and thanks to which you can access any part of downtown.
COLORADO STATE CAPITOL
200 E. Colfax Ave.
Stand precisely one mile up, indicated on the west steps, then go up to the roundabout for a panoramic view of the mountains and their snow-capped peaks. Block the view of any of the two hundred mountains visible from the dome. Free tours are offered on weekends.
DENVER MUSEUM OF ART
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
It consists of two buildings – one with a structure similar to a Fortress, designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti. The other is made up of a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with spikes and fragments, designed by Daniel Libeskind. Inside, you’ll find the world’s most extensive collection of Native American art and 68,000 other art objects, including works by European masters and classics from the Old West.
UNITED STATES COIN HOUSE
320 E. Colfax Ave.
Learn how to make money! The mint produces fifty million coins each day, each stamped with a small “D” for Denver. Free tours are offered that explain every part of the process, from turning a piece of metal into a shiny coin.
16TH STREET MALL – PEDESTRIAN MALL
With two hundred trees and fifty thousand flowers spread from end to end, this mile-long pedestrian street features 28 outdoor cafes and offers the best place in the city to see and be seen. IM Pei designed the grey and pink granite street to emulate the diamond pattern displayed by the rattlesnake’s body. Get on the truck, free and with stops at every corner, the only means of transport authorized to travel this street. But let’s not forget the horse-drawn carts that you can ride along Calle 16 at dusk.
This sophisticated street of Victorian buildings is in the center of the chicest boutiques, several nightclubs, a comedy club, outdoor cafes, and a dozen of the best restaurants in the city. For forty years, the “Plaza” has been considered the hippest thing in the center.
HISTORICAL DISTRICT SIDE
Denver’s historic district boasts many wineries built in the last century, and today they house micro-breweries, sports bars, restaurants and cafes. Stop by Rockmount Ranchwear and buy yourself a snap-button Western shirt at the store where they were invented; take a look at the famous Tattered Cover Bookstore; indulge in a night of live jazz at El Chapultepec, one of the best 50 bars according to the American version of Esquire magazine; or sip a craft beer at Wynkoop Brewing Company, the first pub-brewery opened by John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado.
2250 15th St.
Denver was founded here when a gold mine was set up in 1858. Today, Confluence Park is the heart of the 1,370-kilometer network of bike trails and many attractions. Head to the Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium and admire stingrays and sharks; eat and drink in the nearby Riverfront, LoHi and Highlands neighbourhoods; Or scream yourself out at the Mind Eraser located at Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park – the theme park located in downtown Denver.
DENVER MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND NATURE
2001 Colorado Blvd.
America’s fourth-largest museum is a maze filled with earthly treasures – dinosaurs, dioramas, space exhibits, science experiments, a digital planetarium, an IMAX screen, and travelling shows.
DENVER ZOO AND AQUARIUM
Lions, tigers, bears and many more animals make this the fourth most popular zoo in the United States. Travel underwater with polar bears on the North Shores, or get face-to-face with a gorilla at Panorama Primate. The Predator Territory recreates the African plain with pride of lions. At the same time, Tropical Discovery is the rainforest home to crocodiles and Gila monsters and Toyota Elephant Passage, the new 10-acre home that will host elephants and rhinos.
This dense tree-lined neighbourhood is located just two miles from downtown and is easily accessible by bike via the Cherry Creek Bike Path (part of the network of bike trails).
DENVER BOTANICAL GARDENS
1007 York St.
This 23-acre oasis, located in the middle of the city, has 45 different gardens (about 33,000 plants) and is one of the ten best greenhouses in the country. Relax in the Japanese Garden, climb in the Alpine Rock Garden.
RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER AND VISITORS CENTER
18300 W. Alameda Pkwy.
Morrison Carved out of substantial red rocks, this 9,000-seat arena is one of the most celebrated concert venues globally and has hosted bands like The Beatles and Bruce Springsteen. Hearing a concert at Red Rocks is one of the dreams that every true music lover has. When there are no concerts, the Visitor Center houses a museum and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, while the surrounding park offers walking trails that wind through the territory around the colourful red rocks.
TOUR IN THE COORS BREWERY
13th and Ford, Golden
“Taste the Rockies!” The world’s largest brewery still uses water from the same spring that Adolph Coors discovered in 1873. Free tours show each step of beer production and conclude with free tasting for those 21 and older.
BUFFALO BILL MUSEUM AND TOMB
987 1/2 Lookout Mountain, Golden
Welcome to the Old West! The exciting story of Buffalo Bill Cody called the Pony Express rider, buffalo hunter and showman, comes to life in this fun museum, located on top of Lookout Mountain. Enjoy views of the Rockies with their snowy peaks on one side and the Great Plains on the other. For those with nerves of steel, it’s worth the drive to the museum along the Lariat Loop Drive, then continue on I-70 and exit at detour 250 to observe a herd of buffalo.
IF YOU HAVE A FULL DAY AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
Colorado’s premier attraction is 114 kilometers from Denver and offers a memorable journey into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. More than 560 kilometers of trails wind through valleys filled with wildflowers, towering waterfalls, towering alpine lakes, and rocky snow-capped peaks. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous highway in the world, with panoramic views in all directions. Look for elk and bighorn sheep as hawks and eagles soar high above. At the park entrance, the historic resort located in the town of Estes Park offers places to shop and eat.