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6 Reasons Why Denver Is the Best Base Camp for Outdoor Adventure

Play in the mountains, stay in the city when visiting this vibrant destination


Few cities offer the same proximity to both outdoor adventures and vibrant urban experiences as Denver. Within a short drive of the city center, you can find four seasons’ worth of activities, including world-class climbing routes, fly-fishing oases, snowy slopes, and plenty of trails for hiking, biking, and trail running. And in town, you’ll find arts, culture, and dining experiences fit for any occasion.

Staying at one of the many luxurious and unique hotels means you’ll wake up ready to seize the day on the trails or in the mountains. Plus, Denver famously has 300 days of sunshine, so you can easily ski and SUP in the same weekend—if not the same day. On a well-earned rest day, you’ll want to wander around town by foot, bike, light rail, or pedicab to explore the ever-changing art scene or book yourself an experience at any of the unique wellness spas and fitness studios to relax and restore your body. 

Here’s just a small taste of what you can do in a week or long weekend with Denver as your home base.

Welcome to Denver, Colorado, The Mile High City, an outdoor city filled with urban adventure. With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, diverse neighborhoods, a thriving arts and culture scene, chef-driven dining and a stunning Rocky Mountain backdrop, Denver offers affordable exploration of the world’s most spectacular playground.

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