The beauty of Denver, Colorado, is simply unmatched. Set against the stunning Rocky Mountains, this booming metropolitan area boasts a bevy of attractions and experiences that combine to deliver an amazing trip. Here are three unique experiences that Denver offers to its visitors.

Stand a Mile Above Sea Level

The Mile High City gets its nickname because of its location 5,280 feet above sea level. Visitors to this charming city can even head to the Colorado State Capitol building to stand exactly one mile above sea level. The steps of this beautiful building mark where visitors can stand at that special spot. This particular marked stair is one of the city’s most sought-after photo opportunities. This quirky tourist activity is sure to be a hit with everyone in your travel party.

Taste World-Class Beer

Denver is quickly building a reputation for being a world-class beer destination. Denver breweries have won awards on a world scale, beating out breweries from countries around the globe. There are a variety of beer halls to visit, from large taverns to more intimate microbreweries and tasting rooms. Be sure to stop by the iconic Wynkoop Brewing Company, Denver’s first-ever brewpub. Breckenridge Brewery, Blue Moon Brewing Company, and Renegade Brewing also deserve a visit. If you time your trip right, you can even take part in one of the city’s many beer festivals that showcase the best brews of the region and beyond.

Get Outside and Play

Denver is an outdoor lover’s paradise. With so many amazing opportunities to get outside and to connect with Mother Nature, it would be a shame to travel to Denver and to not get outdoors and play. Biking and running enthusiasts will appreciate the miles of trails that wind through the heart of the city. Between the Cherry Creek Bike Path and the Greenway Trail, there are 85 miles of paved trails to enjoy. A wide network of city parks makes it easy to find accessible green space. You can also head to the foothills to enjoy some of the country’s best hiking opportunities. With the majestic Rocky Mountains as your backdrop, it is easy to see why so many people spend an abundance of time outdoors in this gem of a city.

There is no shortage of unique experiences in the Mile High City. This magical mountain destination deserves to be at the top of your travel bucket list.

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