Visitors to Denver might be willing to ignore the natural beauty of the rocky mountains which are within easy reach of those who want to make the area their playground – after all, the urban attractions of the city are enough to make even the most seasoned of travelers spend their days and nights simply exploring the delights of Denver.
However, one of the most attractive aspects of any visit to the area surrounding Denver is without a doubt the natural splendor that forms a backdrop to the undoubted charms of the city itself.
For those who want to take in the majesty of the Rocky Mountains a short trip to the foothills and the pine scented air is a balm for the tired senses of those who want to recharge their batteries.
The sheer number of activities that are available for those who choose to explore the Rockies just outside of Denver are staggering. There is something for everyone.
The Red Rocks Amphitheatre which is only a short drive to the West of Denver is famed for the acts that come to perform there for visitors and locals alike. But it’s not only the amphitheater that brings adventure seekers to this magnificent venue. there are also numerous biking and hiking trails which are perfect for exploring the natural grandeur of a site that is possibly one of the most awe inspiring in the United States.
Of course it is the winter sports attractions that make the mountains around Denver such a popular destinations in the United States. Resorts such as Vail, Winter Park, Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain have all contributed to making Denver the attraction that it is for those who want to both enjoy the slopes and the clean mountain air.
For those who really want to explore the fauna and flora of the mountains that surround Denver there can be no better destination that the Rocky Mountain National Park. The park – which attracts nearly 5 million visitors per year is a paradise for those who want to take in the vistas of clean and crystal clear lakes, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and the animals which call the region there home – including Bighorn Sheep and Moose.
The mountains around Denver are a delight for those in search of a wilderness experience and the fun and excitement of one of the areas of great natural beauty that are the pride of the United States.