Denver, Colorado is the capital of Colorado and is the 19th most populous City in the United States. The City sits just east of Front Range of the Rocky Mountains! It’s also the 5th most populous State Capital with a little under 736,000 residents. The metropolitan area surrounding Denver, Colorado represents the majority of the population of Colorado in the Front Range region – which is where 85% of Colorado population lives. Denver is ranked as a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Network. One thing to note is that the 12 county Denver – Aurora , CO metropolitan area ranks 15th most populous metropolitan area in the U.S. with over than 3.5 million people.
Denver, Colorado was named after James W. Denver , a governor of the Kansas Territory. He was governor for 1857-1858. In the summer of 1858 , during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush , a group of prospects from Lawrence, Kansas established Montana City as a mining town. The town would become Denver later that year in 1858.
Denver is known as the Mile High City because it’s official elevation is exactly one mile above Sea Level. Denver is also nicknamed the ” Queen City of the Plains” and the ” Wall Street of the West”.
Denver has a lot to offer it’s residents and visitors – here are some to note:
Sports ( Colorado is 1 of 13 Cities that have 4 major sport teams)
. Empower Field at Mile High – Home of the Broncos (NFL)
. Ball Arena – Home of the Colorado Nuggets (NBA) and Colorado Avalanche (NHL).
. Coors Field – Home of the Colorado Rockies (MLB).
. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Home of the Colorado Rapids (MLS).
Denver has over 200 parks from small mini parks to the 314 acre City Park.
. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is breath taking and is an awesome site for concerts and special events.
. Washington Park
. Denver operates the Winter Park Ski Resort.
. Bluff Lake Nature Center
. Denver Art Museum
. Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
. Denver Botanical Gardens
. Denver Zoo
. Molly Brown House Museum
. Elich Gardens
. Downtown Aquarium
. Larimer Square
. Children’s Museum of Denver
. Roxborough State Park
. Deer Creek Canyon Park
. Chatfield State Park
. Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
. White Ranch Park
. Golden Gate Canyon State Park
. Golden , Colorado and Lookout Mountain (Buffalo Bill’s Grave Site)
. Bear Creek State Park
. So … So much more!
Then travel a hour south to Colorado Springs and enjoy so much more – here are some to note:
. Garden of the God’s
. Pike’s Peak
. United States Air Force Academy & Chapel
. Broadmor 7 Falls & Golf Course
. Bear Creek Regional Park
. Cripple Creek, CO
. Cheyenne Mountain State Park
. And so much more….
Do not have the room to type everything on the YouTube Description!
Hope you enjoyed the views of Denver, Colorado. Hope you enjoyed the views from an Bird’s Eye View!