Denver: The Mile-High City

Known as the “Mile-High City,” Denver has plenty to see and do, but be sure you don’t leave these places off your list:

Mount Evans- Located approximately 60 miles west of downtown Denver is Mount Evans, which peaks at an elevation of 14,265 feet. The road to Mount Evans is called the Mount Evans Scenic Byway, a stretch of road that provides incredible views of the Rocky Mountains and an approximately 9,000-foot elevation change.

Coors Field- Sitting on the north end of downtown Denver is Coors Field, which is sponsored by the famous beer company and is the home field of the Colorado Rockies. The ballpark hosts the team from March through October, and is famous for the number of homeruns it allows because of the ballpark’s elevation.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater- Located west of the city along the edge of the Rocky Mountains, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is a picturesque park that is covered in giant red rocks and cliffs, as its name aptly suggests. The park has beautiful trails to hike, and the nearly 10,000 seat amphitheater plays host to plenty of famous concerts each year.

Larimer Square- On Larimer Street in downtown Denver’s south end is Larimer Square, which many regard as the heart and soul of Denver. The square is full of small shops, restaurants, and nightlife that will give you a glimpse of the city’s culture.

Washington Park- Revered by locals and tourists alike, Washington Park sits approximately five miles south of downtown Denver. The park has plenty to offer including beautiful trails around both Grasmere and Smith Lakes, lawn bowling, pedal boating, several sports activities, and a stroll through the “Big Garden.”Coors Brewery- Located in Golden Colorado approximately fifteen miles west of downtown Denver is the Coors Brewery, which is world-famous for the beer it brews. Founded in 1873 by German immigrants, the Coors Brewery has been made famous by it being featured in several TV commercials for Coors Beer. The brewery offers tours for a $10 fee for out of state residents, which is a small price to pay if you’re a fan of Coors Beer.