Denver is the capital and most populous municipality of the United State of Colorado. Located at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver is nicknamed the “Mile High City” because of its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. This makes Denver the highest major city in the United States.
The mountains area of Colorado is six times the size of Switzerland and contains almost 3.000 lakes and 1.000 peaks. The Pikes Peak Railway, located about an hour and a half of Denver, is the highest cog highway in the world. Last but not least, Central City, located about 45 minutes of Denver, is known as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth” due to the numerous gold which was mined there. The popular Larimer Square is also worth a visit due to its numerous shopping boutiques, dance clubs, a comedy club, outdoor cafes and a dozen of Denver’s best restaurants.
Whether it is a thriving cultural scene with amazing views, architecturally stunning buildings, art galleries or historical museums, Denver and its diverse neighborhoods have a lot to offer for everyone.
Whether on foot, by car or by light rail, Denver is an easy city to get around.
By Airport Rail
At a cost of $9 each way, travelers can use the new rail service, known as the A Line, from the airport to Denver Union Station and vice versa courtesy of the Regional Transportation District (RTD), metro Denver’s public transit provider.
By Light Rail
The train travels 34.8 miles of tracks from the suburbs to the city, making stops at 36 stations along the way. This is safe and affordable and on time. Nineteen stations have free park-n-Ride lots, with many stations connecting to bus stops and call-n-Ride services.
Services from Uber and Lyft are available in The Mile High City.
With more than 125 bus routes, The Regional Transportation District (RTD) bus makes it easy to get around the town and offers cheap rates.
By 16th Street Shuttle
Called the MallRide, this free hybrid vehicle drives up and down the 16-block tree-lined retail core of downtown Denver. You can also access light rail and make connections for buses.
Denver is one of the country’s fittest cities and consists of hundreds of miles of dedicated bike paths through Denver. Since 2010, Denver introduced the so-called bike-sharing program “Denver B-Cycle”. More than 800 red Trek bicycles are available for sharing at 88 stations around The Mile High city. Each of them comes with a basket and a lock and can be picked up and dropped off at any station.
The so-called pedal-cabs or bike-taxis is the oldest fleet, starting in 1988. Drivers offer a good and safe ride and it only costs $2 per city block.
ScooTours Denver offers motorized, Vespa-style scooter rental as well as guided scooter tours. The guided tours are especially fun and leads you to the best sights including stories of Denver past and present.