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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


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  • 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 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.

  • One of the major companies that have sited their headquarters in Denver is Qwest.

  • The principal airport for Denver is Denver International Airport.

  • 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
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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)

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.

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.

Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder (Best Hikes Near Series)

By Sandy Heise

Falcon Guides
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Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder (Best Hikes Near Series)
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Best Hikes Near

Who says you have to travel far from home for a great hike? With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpack. Each featured hike includes everything about the trail: location, length, hiking time, and level of difficulty, and if dogs can come along. Other features include:

- Trail finder chart that categorizes each hike (e.g., for particular attractions such as waterfalls and if it's suitable for families with kids)

- Full-color photos throughout

- Information on the area's history, geology, flora, and fauna

- Full-color maps of each trail

Denver: Then and Now

By Josh Dinar

Pavilion
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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.

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.

Denver (City-Smart Denver)

By Georgia Garnsey & Hilary Garnsey

Avalon Travel Publishing
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Denver (City-Smart Denver)
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Written by a local Denver mother-daughter team, this guide to the Mile High City is filled with advice on their personally selected places to eat, shop, and see, with "city favorites" lists from residents of the area. 60 photos. 10 maps.

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

By Chris Englert

Colorado Mountain Club Press
Released: 2017-09-01
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Best Urban Hikes: Denver (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guide)
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30 great hikes within Denver s C-470 loop



  • 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 trial 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.

The Best Denver Hikes (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guides)

By Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club

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The Best Denver Hikes (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guides)
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Thirty of the best Denver hikes--from city walks to state park hikes to difficult mountain treks--all within a hour of town.

Denver sits next to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and some of the best hiking and snowshoeing in the world. Denver also has one of the finest urban trail systems in the country, laid out much like those of many towns in Europe, with both urban and mountain trail systems. Start downtown with an excellent wheelchair-accessible loop around some city highlights, head for a fine stroll along historic Highline Canal, or venture into numerous state parks to enjoy a bit more solitude. And when you are experienced enough and up for an adventure, tackle some of the finest treks up nearby mountains in the Front Range. The Best Denver Hikes covers all levels of trails and includes tips for enjoying Denver-area trails all year long.



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