Denver, Colorado

Sitting at 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver has long been known as the Mile High City. Located east of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is a perfect year-round gateway. From summer hiking to fantastic skiing destinations during the colder winter months. But there’s much more to Denver. In fact, in recent years, the city has seen an influx of new residents, a revitalized downtown setting, and much more.

Denver Basics

Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7 in Standard Time). Observes Daylight Savings Time (mid-March through early November)

Population: Metro Denver – 2.94 million (21st largest in the United States)

Currency: United States Dollar ($)

Electricity: 110v – 60Hz. Type A or Type B

Weather: Winters are mild with an average daily high temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and days reaching 60 degrees are not uncommon. In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, and the average daily high temperature in August is a mild 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city’s altitude of 5,280 feet above sea level.

The weather in Denver can change quite quickly throughout the year. One day it can be snowing, and the next day it can be extremely warm. Basically, be prepared for anything. Plus, since Denver sits at a higher elevation, remember to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen.

Airport: Denver International Airport (DEN) is served by many domestic and international carriers. The airport is located approximately 24 miles east of downtown Denver.

Transit: RTD is Denver’s transportation service. RTD operates numerous bus, light rail, and train routes throughout the Denver region. The A-Line Commuter train offers convenient, and direct service between downtown Denver and Denver International Airport. The A-Line costs $10.50 one way, runs every multiple times each hour during peak periods, and takes just under 40 minutes from end-to-end.

Rail Service: The Amtrak California Zephyr (San Francisco-Denver-Chicago) stops at Union Station. During the ski season, Amtrak and the Winter Park Resort, operate the weekend-only Winter Park Express between Denver and Winter Park.

Denver Forecast

[shortcode-weather-atlas city_selector=2339606]

Local Information

[penci_container el_width=”penci-container-1170″ container_layout=”13_13_13″][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”1″][penci_text_block title=”FOOD + DRINK” block_title_align=”style-title-left” block_title_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” block_title_font_size=”24px” title_color=”#d39100″ bordertop_color=”#d39100″ title_hover_color=”#d39100″]A Bavarian-inspired beer hall in the heart of Denver. Rhein Haus Denver is the go-to place for German food when visiting Denver. Grab a pint (20+ German and local drafts), enjoy a housemade pretzel, play a round of bocce ball, or dive into a plate of sausage and potatoes.

Directions  |  Instagram  |  Website[/penci_text_block][/penci_column][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”2″][/penci_column][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”3″][/penci_column][/penci_container]

Steubens - Denver

[penci_container el_width=”penci-container-1170″ container_layout=”13_13_13″][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”1″][/penci_column][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”2″][/penci_column][penci_column width=”1/3″ order=”3″][penci_text_block title=”SEE + DO” block_title_align=”style-title-left” block_title_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” block_title_font_size=”24px” title_color=”#d39100″ bordertop_color=”#d39100″ title_hover_color=”#d39100″]The Denver Botanic Gardens are a sight to see throughout the year. Spanning 23 acres and showcasing over 30,000 variants of plants in 40+ gardens, it’s easy to spend an afternoon wandering about the grounds. The gardens also host multiple events throughout the year including a holiday light spectacular.

Directions  |  Instagram  |  Website[/penci_text_block][/penci_column][/penci_container]

Colorado State Capitol

[penci_container el_width=”penci-container-1170″][penci_column width=”11″]

Diving into Denver

[penci_text_block block_title_align=”style-title-left” block_title_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” title_color=”#d39100″]Denver dates back to the era of the Old West. Denver also happens to be the state capital of Colorado. Standing at 5,280 feet above sea level, the city enjoys seasons throughout the year, and in fact, sometimes you’ll experience multiple seasons in just a day or two.[/penci_text_block][penci_grid_7 build_query=”post_type:post|size:3|tags:2133″ image_type=”landscape” image_size=”full” block_title_align=”style-title-left” post_standard_title_length=”12″ block_title_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” block_title_font_size=”24px” post_title_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” post_title_font_size=”24px” post_meta_fonts=”font_family:Poppins%3A100%2C100italic%2C200%2C200italic%2C300%2C300italic%2Cregular%2Citalic%2C500%2C500italic%2C600%2C600italic%2C700%2C700italic%2C800%2C800italic%2C900%2C900italic|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” post_meta_font_size=”24px” hide_comment=”true” hide_post_date=”true” hide_cat=”true” block_id=”penci_grid_7-1601177766910″][/penci_column][/penci_container]

[penci_container el_width=”penci-container-1170″][penci_column width=”11″]

Map It Out


Denver Basics

Frontier Airlines Announces Multiple New Routes to Montego Bay

Frontier Airlines continues its strong growth with the launch of three new routes to Montego Bay, Jamaica starting…

Air France Will Directly Connect Denver To Paris Starting This Summer

Taking off this summer, Air France will launch a new connection between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Denver International…

Southwest Announces Two New California Destinations Starting in April

In recent years, Southwest has actively been expanding its presence throughout the state of California. While the carrier…

Alaska Airlines Adds Three “Sun and Fun” Destinations from Anchorage

Alaska Airlines continues to expand at one of its key hubs in Anchorage with new nonstop service to three “sun…

Getting Around Denver

During the last decade, Denver and the metropolitan region have witnessed expansive development and launch of public transportation…

Annual Events: Denver, Colorado

With hundreds of events taking place throughout the year in Denver and the surrounding region, here are a…

Denver Art Museum

THE DETAILSAddress: 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204Hours: Daily: 10:00 am – 5:00 pmPhone: General Info:…

Denver Union Station

THE DETAILSAddress: 1701 Wynkoop, Denver, CO 80202Hours: Daily: 24 hoursPhone: 303-592-6712Website: The trains first called Denver’s Union Station in 1881 and…