With a stunning mountain vista framing its backyard, holidays in Denver really are right in the very Gateway to the Rocky Mountains. The home and resting place of Wild West hero Buffalo Bill, Denver holidays celebrate the city’s mountain and railroad heritage.
Old West culture is still very much alive in Denver, CO a city defined by its position and its love of outdoors culture. One mile above sea level, Denver is known as the Mile High City and blends history and modern culture seamlessly.
Things to do in Denver
It all started with a gift of a black bear to the mayor of Denver, now, Denver Zoo is one of the most respected wildlife centres in the world, with over 1.6m visitors each year. The Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave is an experience dedicated to the most famous son of Denver, the expert hunter and Old West showman.
Further reading: Top 10 things to do in Denver
When to go to Denver
Holidays in Denver enjoy a climate that averages around 300 days of sunshine each year. July is the warmest month, with high temperatures averaging almost 32°C. January is the coldest month of the year with an average temperature just below freezing at −2°C. Winters range from mild to cold, with periods of snow alternating with periods of mild weather, the result of Chinook winds. Snowfall in Denver is common in the winter, but the seasonal average total of between 55–65 inches of snow is distributed over the whole winter.
The four-star North Fork Ranch Hotel offers an all-inclusive package of activities including pony-trekking, hiking, fishing and river rafting. The four-star Loews Denver Hotel is located in downtown Denver, minutes from Cherry Creek.
Touring in Denver
American Sky offers a number of tours in Denver. The Wild West Cowboys & Buffalos tour begins in Salt Lake City and ends in Denver, taking in Jackson, Yellowstone, and Keystone. The 14-night Rocky Mountain Frontiers tour begins in Denver and ends in Los Angeles.
Planning a holiday to Denver in 2017/2018?
Planning a holiday to Denver in 2017 or 2018? American Sky has the experience to help you plan your perfect holiday. Call our Colorado specialists today and make the most of your next holiday.
Colorado State Capitol building
Denver Art Museum
LoDo Historic District
16th Street Mall – Pedestrian Mall
Coors brewery tour
Cherry Creek Shopping District
Denver Botanic Gardens
Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave