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Outdoor Adventures in the Mile High City

Denver sits exactly 1 mile above sea level, in the vicinity of the epic Rocky Mountains. It's common to see locals running, walking or biking the miles of paths that wind through the area. There’s an exceptional array of museums as well, showcasing some of America's greatest Western and American Indian art collections.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Ridge Road is a spectacular way for first-time travelers to see Rocky Mountain National Park. This scenic byway reaches a maximum elevation of 12,183 feet — making it the highest continuous motorway in the United States. 960 1280

  

Explore On Foot

Explore On Foot

The Cub Lake trail is a good place to start hiking, especially for travelers who aren’t as use to the park’s high elevation. The trail traverses aspen and pine forests and ends at the pristine Cub Lake. 960 1280

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Beat the Crowds

Beat the Crowds

Rocky Mountain National Park is by far the busiest in summer, but late May and early October are far less crowded times. Summer visitors can also plan visits early in the morning or late at night, or seek more solitude be hiking further into the backcountry. 960 1280

Alexandra Vandeventer  

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

About a four-hour drive south of Denver, Great Sand Dunes National Park contains the highest sand dunes in North America. 960 1280

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Sands of Time

Sands of Time

Sprawling across Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the dunes have been collected and shaped for over a millennia by the wind. 960 1280

Jarrod Clift  

White River National Forest

White River National Forest

The White River National Forest is best known for its ski areas like Aspen, Beaver Creek, Keyston, and Vail. For less developed recreation opportunities, there are fewer places in Colorado more scenic to hike. 960 1280

Addie Navarro  

Searching for Snow?

Searching for Snow?

The Missouri Lake Trail in the Holy Cross Wilderness meanders through forests, meadows, and over a pass that is snow-covered even in August. 960 1280

Addie Navarro  

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Not more than 350 miles away, Arches can be a quick getaway for outdoor adventurers who seek the desert sun and red rock spires. 960 1280

Addie Navarro  

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

Like the Great Sand Dunes, the eroded buttes and sharpened spires of the Badlands don’t offer the typical picturesque views of Rocky Mountains. At the edge of the prairie, the sculptured landscape looks like something out of science fiction. 960 1280

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