Denver (United States)

Denver Travel Guide and Trip Resources


Larry Johnson

Under the Rocky Mountains

Denver is the capital of Colorado
At the western edge of the Great Plains and where the Rocky Mountains start; great for outdoors exploration
Parks and Museums

With the Rocky Mountains in the background, the skyline of Denver which might otherwise be rather ordinary, becomes magnificent. We think that is very fitting for a city which on paper may seem rather ordinary, but in reality is anything but that.

Known as the "mile high" city for it's high altitude location at the western edge of the Great Plains and near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is an excellent place to explore the wider region from. In winter there are numerous ski resorts within a few hours drive, while in summer (or winter, if that's your thing) there are countless day hikes from the city (see links below).

And the city itself? Well, Denver is a city of 600,000, the capital of Colorado and is an excellent place to spend a few days in. The golden-domed Colorado State Capitol is gorgeous and worth checking out, while Larimer Square near downtown is an atmospheric low-rise area of taverns, shops and restaurants that has a polished small-town feeling to it. But other than that, what really stands out to us about the city are its parks and museums. The City Park that hosts the Denver Zoo and Museum of Nature and Science is magnificent, while Cheesman Park and the nearby Denver Botanic Gardens are no less great. There are literally dozens of museums in town, but the Denver Art Museum and Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art are top our list. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Denver is a city in United States's region of Colorado. It has a population of 600,158, is situated at an altitude of 5240ft and the best airport to fly into is DEN (Denver International, Denver)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • Note: Denver is a good point of entry for trips to United States as it is well internationally connected (by air)
  • The currency used in United States is the US dollar (USD)

Other cities in the region (Colorado, United States)

Telluride, Aspen


Denver Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
45 46 54 61 72 82 90 88 79 66 52 43

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
0.4 0.4 0.9 1.7 2.1 2 2.2 1.7 0.9 1 0.6 0.4

More Denver travel resources

If you want to get an overview of day hikes from Denver, look no further than Day Hikes Near Denver.com. At Planetware you find a list of attractions, while Travel Channel also has a good list of things to do in town.


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