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Denver is the capital of Colorado and is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains, just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. As a result, the city's residents and visitors enjoy breathtaking mountain views and crisp, fresh air. The region enjoys a warm, semi-arid climate, perfect for take advantage of the great outdoors year round. And just as diverse as the daily temperatures are the city's culture, landscape, attractions and demographics, ready for eager and curious visitors to enjoy. 

 

Popular Attractions

Both locals and tourists alike can look forward to a number of excellent local attractions, keeping friends of the city active and engaged. Denver's urban center is one of its best attractions, filled with spots like the 16th Street Mall with art galleries and markets, cheese vendors, eateries and pubs, theme and amusement parks, Denver Brewery Tours and the culturally rich downtown area, filled with street music, artisan and craft shops, culinary escapes and bars. And that's just the tip of the iceberg; RVers can take advantage of places like the Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver Zoo, the Cherry Creek Shopping District and the Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park. There's also the two historic gold mining towns of Central City and Black Hawk, Coors Brewery Tour and the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. Travelers who have an entire day for fun and exploration normally head to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The park offers an unforgettable trip into the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with more than 350 miles of trails that meander through valleys of wildflowers, thundering waterfalls, high alpine lakes and craggy and snowcapped peaks. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous highway in the world with panoramic views in all directions, and visitors can look advantage to seeing elk, moose and big horn sheep, while hawks and eagles circle overhead. National Geographic named Rocky Mountain National Park one of the top trips in the world in 2014, which makes all the hiking, mountain biking, fishing, sunset viewing and stargazing that can be done there even more epic. At the entrance to the park, the historic resort village of Estes Park offers shopping and dining. There's no doubt that there's tons to do in Denver!

 

Popular Campgrounds and State Parks

Wise travelers camp Denver. That's it. Most visitors are sure to explore the area's breathtaking beauty by day, but there's nothing quite like waking up surrounded by that natural wonder. One of the region's most popular campground is the Dakota Ridge RV Park (which fills up fast so book early.) Situated between the mountains of Summit County and the bustling excitement of Denver, the Dakota Ridge RV Resort gives RVers the perfect balance of city and mountain experiences all year round. Travelers can look forward to a number of excellent attractions near this campground; among them are sporting events with teams like the Denver Broncos, Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets calling the area home. The nearby mining towns of Black Hawk and Central City are also well-known gambling towns so travelers can look out for those casinos, as well as performing arts events at the Colorado Ballet, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Opera Colorado and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. The area is also filled with amusement parks, museums, hiking trails and opportunities for gold panning. Amenities at the Dakota Ridge RV Park include: clubhouse, full service and premium sites and pool access. 

Denver is also home to plenty of great public camp sites; travelers can look forward to acres of open spaces perfect for tent camping, and partial hookup sites with amenities like fully outfitted cabins, yurts, teepees, picnic tables, laundry facilities, hot showers, restrooms with flush toilets and nearby convenience stores. 

 

Events

No city like Denver is complete without a calendar of annual events to draw in visitors and keep locals active throughout the year! The area enjoys a number of attractions such as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival, Greeley Stampede and the Colorado Brewers' Festival. There's also the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo, Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, Denver Underground Music Showcase and the Vail International Dance Festival. Most of these are summer events but of course there's plenty of ongoing activities throughout the year. 

 

Places to Eat

An artsy town with a lot of personality, Denver enjoys a diverse culinary landscape, filling the city with a million different smells and flavors. Visitors can look forward to popular eateries such as the Work & Class, Table 6, Panzano and the Euclid Hall. Other well-known spots include: ChoLon, Guard and Grace, Sushi Den and Acorn, and of course there's plenty of options for sampling local and regional brews.

 

History and Landmarks

With a history seated in America's early days of mining and railroads, Denver is home to a number of excellently preserved or still active landmarks. Among them are the Denver Railroad for tours, Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave and the Colorado Railroad Museum. There's also the US Mint, Clyfford Still Museum, History Colorado Center, Larimer Square, Union Station and the Lodo Historic District. Other great landmarks include City Park, Denver's largest park, which has several lakes, spectacular mountain views, a public golf course, flower gardens and a hiking/jogging trail that is exactly one mile high. There's also Golden, Colorado's first capital, celebrates its Old West history and mountain location with a trendy downtown filled with galleries and recreation shops. Sip a beer at an outdoor café, while kayakers float by on fast rushing Clear Creek.

 

Denver is one of America's fastest growing metropolises and for good reason - everyone wants to take advantage of the area's world-class outdoor activities and sceneries, art galleries, museums, fine dining and culture. But if you don't like extended periods of time in urban centers, head over to Denver for a weekend of excellent camping right on the edge of rural and city beauty. There's nothing quite like waking up within view of the Rocky Mountains, and heading out to the great local bars for a night on the town. 

 

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