Experiencing Colorado’s wild history
Denver, the capital of the US state of Colorado, is also fondly referred to as the “Mile High City”. This nickname reflects its location at one mile above sea level, which seems very fitting for a city that is truly flying high. The modern metropolis is many things: hip, green, popular and steeped in history. Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, it is one of America’s trendiest cities – thanks to a sunny climate and myriad opportunities for outdoor leisure activities.
Colorado’s most important feature is, in one word, nature. Denver is the ideal starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and day trips for both nature and action lovers. Among the most popular destinations in the Rocky Mountains are the small town of Aspen, the four-thousand-metre peak Pikes Peak and the Colorado River.
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Edelweiss tips for Denver
If I need to cool off after my summer hike in Denver, a stop at the Little Man Ice Cream is a must. The little store with terrace offers homemade ice cream with ever-changing and wild flavor creations.
Sightseeing in your Denver holidays
Gourmets and connoisseurs are attracted to Denver Central Market. On the gourmet marketplace you will find a lot to shop, eat and drink. View in maps
Those interested in the Native American heritage will find an excellent collection of Western and American Indian Art on display in the Denver Art Museum. View in maps
Since 2014, the Union Station has been the heart of LoDo. The station still resembled a haunted house in 2012. Today Union Station is known as "Denver's Living Room". View in maps
Not far from Denver is Red Rocks Park, which is home to the Red Rocks Amphitheater. A legendary venue with unique acoustics even for world famous artists like the Beatles. View in maps
The city of Boulder is worth a visit for all active people. Probably the sportiest city in North America, there are hiking trails, climbing routes and mountain bike trails in abundance. And the city centre is closed to car traffic. View in maps
From Colorado Springs, nature lovers can reach the Park Garden of the Gods at the foot of Pikes Peak - one of the most popular destinations in Rocky Mountain. View in maps
Set in the great outdoors, the Mesa Verde National Park is home to fascinating cliff dwellings and is one of the most significant historic-cultural parks in the US. View in maps