Set 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver, Colorado is often calledthe Mile-High City for its impressive altitude. Home to the NFL DenverBroncos, NBA Denver Nuggets and Major League Baseball's ColoradoRockies, 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 uniquemountain city setting. Colorado white water rafting, kayaking andhiking are the city's trademarks. Drive just twenty minutes west ofColorado'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 inthe U.S. including ski resorts in Aspen, Breckenridge and Vail. Mostresorts are within a two hour drive of Denver International Airport.
Travelers seeking more budget-friendly Colorado vacations canchoose from a variety of ski resorts that transform into warm summerresorts with outdoor activities. Visitors will find the best skidiscounts during the low seasons, early December and April, before andafter the largest snowfall. Summer also offers great deals foraffordable mountain adventures.
Denver, Colorado ski resorts offer avariety of ski trails for beginning skiers as well as the advanced.Colorado ski towns like Steamboat Springs, Vail, Aspen and Keystone area two hour drive from Denver International Airport. ESPN X Games takeplace in Aspen each winter showcasing talent including US Olympic GoldMedalist Shaun White. Colorado Springs is home to the United StatesOlympic Training Center which offers free public tours year-round.
When to Go
Denver weather rolls through fourdistinct seasons annually. December through March tend to be thebusiest time for peak ski season. Annual snowfall at some ski resortsgets up to 350 inches annually such as Winter Park Resort. The summerseason can be equally popular. June through September reaches warmtemperatures, perfect for hiking and white water rafting. The besthotel and activity discounts can be found in April, May, October andNovember, in between peak summer and winter months.
Things to Do in Denver
Denver is home to manymust-see venues offering outdoor adventure, sports entertainment andculture. Popular attractions include 200 parks in the city, the DenverArt Museum, Denver Aquarium and the Denver Zoo.
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