Denver – The Mile High City

Since the Denver Broncos will be in New Jersey, Jim and Cathy’s neck of the woods, for the Super Bowl they decided to join forces to write a blog about the Broncos’ home town!

Denver is nicknamed The Mile High City because its official elevation is 5,280 feet above sea level. But it’s not the highest in terms of elevation. That distinction goes to Santa Fe, New Mexico but New Mexico hasn’t approved the use of marijuana so …………

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A trip to Denver would not be complete without a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a naturally formed, world-famous outdoor venue just fifteen miles west of the city.

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Red Rocks is renowned for its natural acoustics and ambience. Visitors can view interactive educational displays and a short film documentary on the geologic and musical history. The Performer’s Hall of Fame showcases the venues star-studded performers. The amphitheatre provides an opportunity for a unique workout at 6,400 feet. The nearby area has awe inspiring hiking and biking trails

While in Denver take the short ride to Golden to check out Miller Coors Golden Brewery Tour. The brewery experience includes a 30-minute self-paced tour highlighting the malting, brewing and packaging processes.
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The “fresh beer room” allows visitors to sip a cold sample and rest on ice-cube benches in a refrigerated room. Visitors can view old photos, neon signs, historical beer cans and bottles, and memorabilia. The tour concludes with an opportunity to sample the refreshing products.

Another attraction in Golden is the Buffalo Bill Museum dedicated to one of America’s great showmen of the 19th and 20th centuries, Buffalo Bill Cody. It includes exhibits about Buffalo Bill’s life and the Wild West shows, Indian artifacts and firearms. See Sitting Bull’s bow and arrows, Buffalo Bill’s show outfits, Frederick Remington’s “Portrait of a Ranch Hand,” and many other objects from the Old West.

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Denver is great and the capital city but get in your car or RV and head to the mountains. We all know about the uber trendy ski resorts like Aspen, Vail and Breckenridge. They are all that they are purported to be and more. Great skiing, great restaurants, great bars and great for celebrity spotting. The haunts of the rich and famous!!!

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Estes Park is one of Jim’s favorites! It’s a popular summer resort and the location of the headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park. It features majestic views, mountain lakes, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments. Larger animals that inhabit the park include elk, bighorn sheep, black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, and moose.

Denver and Colorado offer breathtaking views everywhere you look. A true nature lovers paradise. Jim remembers going for a job interview in Aurora and looking at the Rockies as he was driving and wondering if the natives took this view for granted. So, if it’s not there yet put Colorado on your bucket list and plan to visit it. It’s great for skiers and non-skiers alike. Very family friendly and nature at its best!