Set 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver, Colorado is often called the Mile-High City for its impressive altitude. Home to the NFL Denver Broncos, NBA Denver Nuggets and Major League Baseball’s Colorado Rockies, Denver is a hub for exciting sports and entertainment, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Colorado great outdoors.
Rocky Mountains encircle the Denver metropolis, creating a unique mountain city setting. Colorado white water rafting, kayaking and hiking are the city’s trademarks. Drive just twenty minutes west of Colorado’s capital city to the Coors Light brewery in Golden, Colorado -- the single largest brewery facility in the world.
Colorado ski resorts are known for some of the best terrain in the U.S. including ski resorts in Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail. Most resorts are within a two hour drive of Denver International Airport.
Travelers seeking more budget-friendly Colorado vacations can choose from a variety of ski resorts that transform into warm summer resorts with outdoor activities. Visitors will find the best ski discounts during the low seasons, early December and April, before and after the largest snowfall. Summer also offers great deals for affordable mountain adventures.
Denver, Colorado ski resorts offer a variety of ski trails for beginning skiers as well as the advanced. Colorado ski towns like Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen and Keystone are a two hour drive from Denver International Airport. ESPN X Games take place in Aspen each winter showcasing talent including US Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White. Colorado Springs is home to the United States Olympic Training Center which offers free public tours year-round.
When to Go
Denver weather rolls through four distinct seasons annually. December through March tend to be the busiest time for peak ski season. Annual snowfall at some ski resorts gets up to 350 inches annually such as Winter Park Resort. The summer season can be equally popular. June through September reaches warm temperatures, perfect for hiking and white water rafting. The best hotel and activity discounts can be found in April, May, October and November, in between peak summer and winter months.
Things to Do in Denver
Denver is home to many must-see venues offering outdoor adventure, sports entertainment and culture. Popular attractions include 200 parks in the city, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Aquarium and the Denver Zoo.
How to Get There
Denver International Airport is a major hub for international and domestic travel. It is also a major hub for United Airlines, the base hub for Frontier Airlines and the fastest growing focus city for Southwest Airlines.