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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 are some more facts about Denver:
  • A leading company headquartered in Denver is Qwest.

  • The main airport for Denver is Denver International Airport.

  • Important 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.

  • Professional sports franchises in Denver include the basketball team, the Denver Nuggets, the ice hockey team, the Colorado Avalanche, the Major League Baseball team, the Colorado Rockies, 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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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

Walking Denver: 32 Tours of the Mile High City’s Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, and Cultural Highlights

By Mindy Sink

Wilderness Press
Paperback (192 pages)

Walking Denver: 32 Tours of the Mile High City’s Best Urban Trails, Historic Architecture, and Cultural Highlights
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Get to Know Denver’s Most Vibrant and Historic Neighborhoods


People come to Denver for the nearby mountains and spectacular natural beauty, the outdoor lifestyle and mild climate with abundant sunshine. They also discover a city that’s ideal for exploring on foot. Become an urban adventurer! Mindy Sink guides you through 32 unique walking tours in this comprehensive guide to the best sights and sites that Denver has to offer―with insider advice on where to dine, have a drink, and shop. Enjoy routes that showcase diverse neighborhoods and spectacular natural beauty, all in one of America’s most walkable cities. Discover Denver’s history, backstories, culture, parks, architecture, and trivia. Explore Lookout Mountain Nature Center and Preserve, the lively Art District on Santa Fe, the Mile High Loop in City Park, and much more.


In this new edition, the author invited middle-grade student Sophie Seymour to contribute “Kid Tips” to select walks that are most suitable for families. Sophie highlights the elements of these walks that appeal to kids: playgrounds, wildlife, and activities.


Trek through the heart of the city, to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and across the eastern plains. Whether you’re looking for a two-hour stroll or a full-day’s entertainment, find a route that appeals to you, and walk Denver!

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

By Kim Lipker

MENASHA RIDGE PRESS
Paperback (256 pages)

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.

Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs (Moon Handbooks)

By Mindy Sink

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Released: 2016-04-26
Paperback (276 pages)

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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.

Lonely Planet Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet, Greg Benchwick & Christopher Pitts

Lonely Planet
Released: 2018-05-15
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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Colorado is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the slopes in Aspen, discover the Old West in Durango or marvel at the splendor of the Rockies, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colorado and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Colorado:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – sports, the arts, literature, festivals, wine, hiking, the old west, snow sports, distilleries, wildlife, politics, ranching, mining, marijuana, Native American history and culture
  • Covers Denver, Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park, North Colorado, Vail, Aspen, Central Colorado, San Luis Valley, Southeast Colorado and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Colorado, our most comprehensive guide to Colorado, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world’s number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we’ve printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You’ll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

The Best Denver Hikes: The Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide

By Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club

Brand: Mountaineers Books
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Best 30 hikes within an hour's drive of Denver. Includes walks within Denver and its suburbs, as well as hikes in the Rocky Mountains, red-rock canyons, the plains and wetlands. Hikes vary in length from an afternoon or evening stroll, to a full weekend-day hike.

Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park: 184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies

By Alan Apt

Wilderness Press
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Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park: 184 Spectacular Outings in the Colorado Rockies
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Afoot and Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most comprehensive hiking and biking books available. Alan Apt, author of the best-selling guidebook, Snowshoe Routes Colorado's Front Range, and Kay Turnbaugh, author of Around Nederland, carefully describe 184 adventures for people of all abilities and interests. The book includes everything from easy access Front Range lakeside strolls to high challenging treks among the high peaks. Many trails are great for kids (of all ages)--less ambitious but highly satisfying, easy gambols in the natural world. The geographical scope of the book stretches from the Fort Collins area to Colorado Springs, and west to Rocky Mountain National Park, Fairplay, and Independence Pass; with superb coverage of mountains, plains, canyons and riverside adventures.

The new edition offers much more than the first edition, with:
184 trails, many of them new
60+ hikes within one hour of Denver-Boulder
33 peak summit hikes--20 mountain summits, 13 foothills
80 hikes with options for families with kids
43 hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park
57 hikes to lakes
65 trails good for mountain biking
80 trails good for winter sports

Moon Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Terri Cook

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-05-23
Paperback (400 pages)

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With Moon Colorado, you'll explore an inspiring landscape of mountains and rivers, and immerse yourself in a culture that welcomes adventure. Inside you'll find:
  • Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, from a two-week road trip to a quick getaway, with suggestions for outdoor adventurers, winter sports enthusiasts, history buffs, road-trippers, foodies, and more
  • The top activities and unique experiences: Ski the deep powder of some of the country's top resorts and relax with a delicious après-ski drink. Go white-water rafting or kayaking on a frothing river, or hike slickrock trails to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountain peaks. Explore ancient pueblos or Wild West ghost towns, soak in a steaming hot spring, and spot wild elk, horses, and foxes. Savor fresh flavors at a farm-to-table restaurant, and sample some of Colorado's delicious local microbrews
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Honest advice from Boulder local and lifelong adventurer Terri Cook on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to B&Bs and resort lodges
  • Background information on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history, plus tips on getting there and getting around by car and public transportation
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities
  • Full coverage of Denver, Boulder and the Northern Front Range, Rocky Mountain National Park, Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado, Vail and the Central Rockies, Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, Mesa Verde and the Southwest, Colorado Springs and the Southeast
With Moon's practical tips and local insight, you can experience the best of Colorado.

Exploring more of Colorado's hits? Try Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs. Staying in the park? Try Moon Rocky Mountain National Park. For an all-outdoors adventure, try Moon Colorado Camping.

Best Urban Hikes: Denver (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide)

By Chris Englert

Brand: Mountaineers Books
Released: 2017-09-01
Paperback (200 pages)

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• Easy-to-follow routes along trails and through Denver’s neighborhoods

• Urban hikes for all abilities, with routes ranging from 2 to 8 miles.

• Special coverage of the 9 Creeks Loop, a 41-mile urban hike on Denver’s best trails.



When all you want to do is lace up your shoes and get on a trail, turn to these urban walks, which take you through 30 local nature areas with many choices that are just a few minutes’ drive from home. Varying from 2-8 miles, these routes are Denver’s best urban hikes and the trail descriptions are supplemented with maps and anecdotes that invite you to explore.



Want a longer hike without having to jump on I-70? You’ll find special coverage of Denver’s 9 Creeks Loop, a 41-mile trail system that circles Denver’s core via the Sand Creek Greenway, High Line Canal, Cherry Creek Trail, and Platte River Trail. You’ll even discover little known trails and parks most books don’t cover. The author has hiked each trail, narrowing down the hundreds of miles of choices in Denver’s Regional Trail system to these 30 best options.



No need to buy special shoes or gear. Just grab your water bottle, your walking shoes, and a snack. Pick one of these easily accessed trails, follow the directions to park, and get out of your car in less than 5 minutes. What are you waiting for?

1. Denver and Colorado Travel Reference Map 1:10,000/1:750,000

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This is a brand new title for ITMB. Denver, the mile-high city on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is a vibrant, fairly modern city. It is the state capital, and the gold-coated dome of the legislative building highlights the wealth and strength of the state. The Denver Zoo is becoming one of the great attractions of the city, as are the Center for Performing Arts and the Museum of Science and Nature. Larimer Square is the focal point for entertainment, and Coors Field for sports. Our map shows a wide-ranging number of accommodations and eateries, and notes all points of interest. The State of Colorado map fills the reverse side of the sheet and, due to the positioning of the state s boundaries, nicely fills the 40x28 sheet size of the map. Small portions of neighbouring states show around the edges, but the focal point is definitely north-south Interstate 25 and east-west Interstate 70. Denver is, by far, the largest urban area in the state, but other familiar cities show well Boulder, Colorado Springs, the ski resort of Vail, Kit Carson s home town of Burlington, and the old mining town of Silverton. The map shows all motorways and highways and, as far as we can determine, every road going anywhere. Hundreds of wilderness campsites are shown, as well as RV parks, parks, ancient ruins, and natural features. Map size: 27x39 inches


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