10 Things you didn’t know about Denver

Following on from our 10 things you didn’t know about Minneapolis, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Denver, the Mile High City.

1. The Mile High City

Denver really is the Mile High City, and is officially 5,280 ft, (1,610m) above sea level.  The rarified air means that alcoholic drinks are ‘stronger’, golf balls go further and the sun feels warmer than at sea level.

Founded in 1858 as a mining town, Denver grew rapidly and within 30 years the population was around 200,000 people, thanks to the Gold Rush.

2. Food

Denver is well known for its food, and really does have something for everyone. With over 300 restaurants, you’ll find somewhere to eat whether you’re looking for a traditional brunch, Mexican, Indian, Cantonese, Italian, and French cuisine as well as Colorado steakhouses.

Federal Boulevard is a great place to start your food adventure in Denver.

3. Denver Airport

Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the USA, approximately twice the size of Manhattan, and has the longest runway.

It is the 6th busiest in the USA and serves over 180 destinations.

It was privately funded and cost $4.8b dollars, $3.1b over budget.

It has fueled countless Denver airport conspiracy theories and questions thanks to its runway layout, futuristic scary murals, underground bunker, and many other anomalies.

4. Longest Road in America

Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA. Stretching for an impressive 26.5 miles and goes through Aurora, Denver, Lakewood and Golden, and is known as the Gateway to the Rockies.

5. Highest Road in America


The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is the highest paved highway in the country at 14,240ft. It climbs over 7,000ft in just 28 miles.

Mount Evans is the highest of the Rocky Mountains and offers spectacular views, wildlife and weather.


6. Thriving music comedy and art scene

Denver is well known for its art and culture, with many theaters, museums and music venues providing entertainment for everyone.

No matter whether you want to watch a play, browse an art gallery or see a live band, you’ll find plenty to do in Denver.


7. Rocky Mountains

The region is home to the Rocky Mountains, which stretch over 3,000 from British Columbia and Alberta in Canada, down to New Mexico.

Astonishingly, there are 200 named peaks visible from Denver.


8. Weather

Denver is well-known for its unpredictable weather. Often you can see snow in morning, yet be wearing shorts by the afternoon.


9. 300 Days of sunshine

Perhaps surprisingly, Denver enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year, which is more than Miami Beach or San Diego. It is also dryer than Phoenix Arizona.

Because of the good weather, you can even play golf in January.


10. 7 Professional sports teams

Denver is one for the few cities that has 7 professional sports teams:

If you’re a sports fan, there’s definitely a team for you to see here.



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