United States of America > Denver
Many people are surprised to learn that Denver is not in the
mountains. In fact, the Mile-High City is on a high-mountain
plateau. Just 12-mi/19 km to the west of the city, rise the
foothills of the Rockies. Colorado's 'Mile High City' beckons
like an urban avatar of Welcome Relief.
There are many places of attractions for you to explore
here. For a taste of history, the Colorado History Museum
on Capitol Hill allows you to explore the state's rich cowboy,
Indian and mining heritage through exhibits, dioramas, historic
photographs and artifacts. You may also visit the Denver
Museum of Natural History, Denver Art Museum, Black American
West Museum and others for more satisfaction.
If you enjoy being in the gardens or parks, Denver Botanic
Gardens, located east of Capitol Hill, is best for you!
It provides an enjoyably scenic display of flowers and plants
outdoors and inside a tropical conservatory. Or, you may
also visit the Denver Zoo, the Butterfly Pavilion and Insect
Center, and more destinations that serve the similar purpose.
Amuse yourself at the fun- filled Elitch Gardens Amusement
Park. With three large roller coasters (Sidewinder, Twister
and the body-dangling Mind Eraser), a bungy-jumping simulation,
an extensive new water park and a cartoon-themed "kiddie"
arena. You certainly can't wait to try all these thrills
Getting There and Moving Around
Denver International Airport is 17-mi/27 km northeast of
downtown, serving international as well as domestic flights
Denver's five mile (8km) long RTD light rail line passes
through downtown, with NB (northbound) trains running on
California St, while SB (southbound) trains follow Stout
St. Trains run every five minutes during peak periods.
Amtrak's westbound passenger train from Chicago arrives
at Union Station. The Zephyr arrives from Oakland and Los
Angeles daily. Light Rail-Light rail serves 14 stops from
I-25 and Broadway to 30th and Downing. There are six downtown
stops: California at 14th, 16th and 18th Streets, and Stout
at 14th, 16th and 18th Streets.
The interstate highway connects the city with other states
and cities through its massive road network
Taxi and car rental services are also provided in the city
for your convenience moving around this fascinating city.
The RTD (Regional Transportation District) covers the Denver
metro. Bus schedules are available at Market Street Station
(16th and Market), Civic Center Station (Broadway and 16th),
Boulder Station (14th and Walnut) and the Denver Public
The Cultural Connection Trolley makes regular stops at
the Denver Museum of Natural History, Denver Zoo, U.S. Mint,
Denver Botanic Gardens and other attractions.
The availability of various transport modes in Denver definitely
adds up the fun for your stay here.