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Denver


Cheesman Park Esplanade in Denver, Colorado:
Cheesman Park Esplanade in Denver, Colorado
Located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just to the East of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Denver is the capital and most populous city in the state of Colorado. As of the 2005 census, its population was 557,917. Additionally, the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area, which combines the city and county of Denver with nine suburban counties, had an estimated 2006 population of 2,408,750, and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area had an estimated population in 2006 of 2,927,911.

Denver has been nicknamed "The Mile-High City", because its official elevation, as engraved on the fifteenth step of the state capitol building, is one mile (1,609 meters) above sea level.

Attractions in Denver include:
Downtown Denver, Colorado:
Downtown Denver, Colorado


Denver Facts


Here is some more information about Denver:
  • One of the major companies headquartered in Denver is Qwest.

  • The main airport serving Denver is Denver International Airport.

  • Leading education institutions in Denver include Auraria Campus, Regis University and University of Denver. Auraria Campus houses facilities of three separate universities and colleges: the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Community College of Denver, and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Regis University a coeducational Roman Catholic university. University of Denver is an independent coeducational university.

  • Sports teams in Denver include the baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, the basketball team, the Denver Nuggets, the ice hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche, and the NFL American football team, the Denver Broncos.

  • Denver's nicknames include "Broncoville", "D-Town", "Queen City of the Plains", "Queen City of the West", "The Mile-High City", and "Wall Street of the West".

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Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor s Travel Guides
Released: 2016-03-22
Paperback (480 pages)

Fodor s Colorado (Travel Guide)
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  • Fodor s Colorado
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering insider tips and advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Fodor's Colorado highlights the best this playground for nature lovers has to offer:  the majestic Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver’s cultural riches, and the winding trails and raging rivers perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking to bike, raft, horseback ride, or fish. Every recommendation has been vetted by a local Fodor’s expert to ensure travelers plan the perfect trip, whether skiing the champagne powder of the Rocky Mountains or setting out on an urban adventure in cool cities like Boulder and Aspen.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· An 8-page color insert with a brief introduction and spectacular photos that capture the top experiences and attractions throughout Colorado.
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Major sights such as Mesa Verde National Park, Dude Ranches and Old West Mining Towns
· Side trips from Colorado Springs including Cripple Creek, Florissant Fossil Beds, Palmer Lake, Canon City and Royal Gorge, Buena Vista and Salida
 · Coverage of Denver, Summit County, Vail Valley, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Boulder and North Central Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Northwest Colorado and Steamboat Springs, Southwest Colorado’s Black Canyon and the Gunnison National Park, Telluride and the San Juan Mountains, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado Springs, the Collegiate Peaks, and the San Luis Valley

Lonely Planet Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Greg Benchwick

Lonely Planet
Paperback (384 pages)

Lonely Planet Colorado (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Colorado is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Admire the near-constant blue skies of Denver, hike through Rocky Mountain National Park, or climb the ice walls in Aspen while listening to live music; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colorado and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Colorado Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, art, politics, landscapes, wildlife, outdoor activities, road trips and scenic drives, and cuisine
  • Over 35 color maps
  • Coverage of Denver, Aspen, Vail, Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder, San Luis Valley, Durango, Silverton, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Monte Vista, Trinidad, Alamosa, Twin Lakes, Manitou Springs, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Colorado, our most comprehensive guide to Colorado, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less traveled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Western USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Carolyn McCarthy, Greg Benchwick and Chris Pitts.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

Walking Denver: 30 Tours of the Mile-High City's Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, River and Creekside Path

By Mindy Sink

Wilderness Press
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Walking Denver: 30 Tours of the Mile-High City s Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, River and Creekside Path
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Its mild climate and abundant sunshine make Denver, one of America's fittest cities, a welcoming place for a walk any time of year. Colorado's capital is the country's fifth most walkable city. There is so much to see when out for a stroll through downtown or a hike in the nearby foothills. This exceptional guide explores the best of the city from Dinosaur Ridge and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the Mile High Loop in City Park and public art scattered throughout downtown.

These 30 specially designed urban treks are not only good exercise but are a great way to soak up the history, culture, parks, and vibe of the Mile High City. The walk's commentary includes trivia about architecture, local culture, and neighborhood history, plus tips on where to dine, have a drink, or shop. Each tour includes a clear neighborhood map and vital public transportation (where appropriate) and parking information. Route summaries make each walk easy to follow, and a "Points of Interest" section lists each walk's highlights.

Insider Mindy Sink guides the urban adventurer from the Mile High Loop, the city's newest footpath in City Park, to the Golden Triangle's cultural and architectural gems, and the ever lively Art District on Santa Fe. From the Auraria Campus (home to three universities), to the city's oldest still operating cemetery, this book reveals part of the city even seasoned locals overlook.

Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs (Moon Handbooks)

By Mindy Sink

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Released: 2016-04-26
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Journalist Mindy Sink has lived in Denver for more than 15 years, and she shares her insider's perspective on the Denver, Boulder, and Colorado Springs with interested travelers. Mindy covers the must-see sights, such as the Colorado State Capitol Building and Confluence Park, plus recommendations for active and adventurous excursions outside the three cities, and local secrets like the Dikeou Collection, an international contemporary art collection on display to the public in an downtown office building. She also includes unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as Fun and Cheap in Denver and a Beat Generation Tour. With detailed information on restaurants and nightclubs in LoDo and nearby outdoor recreation like kayaking and bouldering, Moon Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Denver & Surroundings: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In

By Gigi Griffis

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Denver & Surroundings: 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go, What to Eat, & How to Fit In
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  • Denver Surroundings 10 Locals Tell You Where to Go What to Eat How to Fit in
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Ever wish you had a local friend out west? Someone to show you around? Wish granted. Filled with 10+ interviews with people who live, work, and adventure in Colorado, this little guide will give you:
  • Directions to hidden-away, local-loved cafes, restaurants, and bars
  • Lists of lesser-known attractions and info on which big attractions are worth seeing—and which aren’t
  • Unique and interesting day trip suggestions
  • Tips for how to make friends, save money, and fit in with the local culture
  • And so much more
It’s time to experience authentic, local Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, and their surroundings—through the eyes of those who have lived there for years.

Denver: Then and Now

By Josh Dinar

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Denver: Then and Now
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This new edition has been extensively revised from the original version with new sites, new text, and additional photos. Much has changed since Denver was dubbed “Queen City of the Plains” more than a century ago. Denver’s birth coincided with the dawn of the photography age, and so the transformation from frontier town to metropolis has been recorded at every step of the way. Go on a journey through the life of the Mile High City and explore this tribute to its ever-changing façade, chronicling the sad losses but also the preservation triumphs. Locations include Union Station, Lower 17th Street, Larimer Square, Palace Theatre, The Old Elephant Corral, Old City Hall, Tabor Opera House, City Auditorium, Curtis Street, Paramount Theater. Kittredge Building, Republic Building, Daniels and Fisher Tower, Denver Gas and Electric Building, Post Office, Colorado Bank, Brown Palace Hotel, Milwaukee Brewing, Denver Club, Coors Brewery, Denver Bears, and Montclair.

60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park

By Kim Lipker

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder: Including Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park
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  • 60 HIKES W/IN 60 MI: DEN/BOLDR
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Denver, Boulder, and the surrounding region offer an amazing natural panorama for outdoor enthusiasts and contain some of the best hiking in the world. With such a bewildering wealth of hikes at their disposal, author Kim Lipker presents travelers with a variety of the very best trails in the area, and most within an hour's drive or less. Extensive key-at-a-glance information makes it easy to choose a hike based on length, difficulty, scenery, and more. Including hikes near Fort Collins, Boulder, and Colorado Springs, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Denver and Boulder is the only guidebook that pinpoints great hikes that are also close to home.

USA's Best Trips, The Ultimate USA Travel Guide: Denver, Colorado Travel Guide

By Rick Stone

Stone Rick
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USA s Best Trips, The Ultimate USA Travel Guide: Denver, Colorado Travel Guide
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  • USA s Best Trips the Ultimate USA Travel Guide Denver Colorado Travel Guide
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If you have ever wanted to visit the mile high city, then you must do so with the help of this book. Unlike any other USA travel guide out there with the help of this book, USA’s Best Trips-The Ultimate USA Travel Guide: Denver, Colorado Travel Guide you will discover every place you HAVE to see in the city of Denver, Colorado.

Inside of this incredible Denver, Colorado Travel Guide you will discover endless top ten lists of the best places to visit, shop, stay and even dine at in the mile high city. Every single place outlined in this guide fits in with the USA’s Best trips list and can make your trip to Denver that much more exciting.

Insight Guides Colorado

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Insight Guides
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Insight Guides Colorado
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The Rocky Mountain State of Colorado offers soaring peaks, world-class skiing and vibrant cities that lure travellers from all over the world to America's alpine heartland. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Colorado, a comprehensive full-colour guide to the state.





Inside Insight Guide Colorado:



A fully-overhauled new edition by our expert Colorado-based author.

Stunning photography that brings this fascinating country and its people to life.

Highlights of the state's top attractions, including the Rocky Mountains, Denver and the San Luis Valley.

Descriptive accounts cover the whole state from the Mesa Verde to the Eastern Plains.

Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip.



Insight Guide Colorado now includes the Walking Eye app, free to download to smartphones and tablets on purchase of the book. The app includes our independent selection of the best hotels and restaurants, plus activity, event and shopping listings.



About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine

Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis

By Stephen J. Leonard

Brand: University Press of Colorado
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Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis
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This lively best seller by leading Colorado historians Steve Leonard and Tom Noel is the most comprehensive survey ever written of the Mile High metropolis. Informative and richly illustrated, Denver covers the developing region from the mountain towns of Boulder and Jefferson counties to the High Plains settlements of Adams and Arapahoe counties, with more than two-thirds of the book devoted to the burgeoning five-county region since 1900.

In retelling the tale of conquest and city building, the authors explore the role of previously neglected peoples--notably women, ethnic minorities, and the working class--while weaving several key themes throughout the book: Denver's persistent reliance on natural resources, the important role of transportation to overcome the city's isolation, and the city's emphasis on privatization rather than on the public, common good. Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis will fascinate and educated students and scholars, as well as all readers curious about the boom-and-bust metropolis of the Rockies.



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