Rising from the western edge of America’s High Plains, and shadowed by the Rocky Mountains, is Colorado’s capital, Denver.
An easy walk from Denver’s downtown is the Golden Triangle, an area filled with civic architecture, museums and public art. Visit the Denver Art Museum, which celebrates the region’s landscapes and peoples.
Discover the region’s prehistoric past at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. then follow the Triceratops Trail at Dinosaur Ridge.
At the historic mining town of Golden, visit the Buffalo Bill Museum, Clear Creek History Park, and the Colorado Railroad Museum.
Tour the Coors Brewery, then end the day with a show at the Red Rocks natural outdoor amphitheater.
Denver is surrounded by places of incredible beauty. Explore the ancient sandstone formations at Garden of the Gods. Explore the pretty town of Manitou Springs, then hike, catch the cog railway, or drive to Pikes Peak and enjoy the views from 14 000 feet.