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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:
  • Professional 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.

  • 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.

  • The principal airport serving Denver is Denver International Airport.

  • A leading company that have sited their headquarters in Denver is Qwest.

  • 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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Books About Denver


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Fodor's Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
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

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)

Rand McNally Denver Colorado Regional Map (Green Cover)

By Rand McNally

Rand McNally
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Rand McNally Denver Colorado Regional Map (Green Cover)
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Rand McNally's folded map for Denver is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of Colorado, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Our trusted cartography shows all Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways, along with clearly indicated parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and streets. The easy-to-use legend and detailed index make for quick and easy location of destinations. You'll see why Rand McNally folded maps have been the trusted standard for years.

Regularly updated
Full-color maps
Clearly labeled Interstate, U.S., state, and county highways
Indications of parks, points of interest, airports, county boundaries, downtown & vicinity maps
Easy-to-use legend
Detailed & full street index
Enlargements of Denver Downtown and Denver International Airport
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The Best Denver Hikes (Colorado Mountain Club Pack Guides)

By Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club

Brand: Mountaineers Books
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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.

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.

Moon Colorado (Travel Guide)

By Terri Cook

Moon Travel
Released: 2017-05-23
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Discover Colorado in a Whole New Way!

Colorado local Terri Cook shares her expert perspective on her home state, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you're looking to sample craft beer, take in the austere beauty of the high desert, or go skiing in the Rocky Mountains, Moon Colorado has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Best of Colorado in Two Weeks” and “A Week in the Wild, Wild West,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Terri's trustworthy advice, Moon Colorado provides the tools for planning your perfect trip.

Moon Colorado covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including:
  • 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

Moon Denver, Boulder & Colorado Springs (Moon Handbooks)

By Mindy Sink

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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.

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

By Rick Stone

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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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.

Fodor's Colorado (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-03-22
Kindle Edition (536 pages)

Fodor s Colorado (Full-color 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

Good Night Denver (Good Night Our World)

By Susan Bouse

Our World Of Books
Released: 2007-05-01
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Good Night Denver highlights the Denver International Airport, the Denver Botanic Gardens, Wash Park, Denver Zoo, Denver Art Museum, Confluence Park, Butterfly Pavilion, Downtown Aquarium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, National Western Stock Show, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more. Little ones will explore one of America's greatest cities and visit Denver's most cherished attractions and scenic landmarks.

This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes.

Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America's natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.


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