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What Makes Denver Special? Here’s a Hint—It’s More than Just the Mountains

People who live, work and play in Denver will all tell you that the city has its fair share of charms. Yes, the region boasts some of the most notable hiking trails in the US, and yes, the skiing and snowboarding at Vail leaves nothing to be desired.

One of the best things about Denver is that it boasts more than 300 days of sunshine each and every year. When you combine the sun, the great outdoors and the region’s bustling foodie and beer scene, it’s hard to live (or visit) here and not have a smile on your face.

Below are just a few of the highlights the region has to offer.

There are approximately 55 breweries located within the city’s limits

You read that correctly. And these are only the ones within the Denver metro area. If you’re adding in second locations, tap rooms that are a bit farther out, and gypsy breweries, that number climbs much higher.

If you haven’t been to Red Rocks you’re missing out

If you’re wondering if there’s another completely natural Amphitheatre anywhere else in the world there isn’t. Red Rocks is the one and only.

The 9,000-seat arena is carved out of spectacular red sandstone monuments, and anyone who has ever been to a concert here will agree the experience is nothing short of magical.

Jogging paths, bike trails and fly fishing, oh my

Denver boasts countless activities for the outdoor enthusiast, which isn’t surprising, when you consider that half of Colorado is public land.

From golf courses to extreme sports parks to pro sports games at Coors Field, it would take you weeks to cross everything off of your list.

A total of five national parks are located within driving distance of the Mile-High City, not to mention that the local winter sports scene is second to none.

58 fourteeners

This is easily one of Colorado’s greatest claims to fame.

If you’re not an avid hiker and you’re wondering what that translates to in English, we’ll tell you. It means that the state is home to nearly five dozen mountain peaks that rise to more than 14,000 feet above sea level.
Suffice to say, the hiking trails have some of the most incredible views you’ll ever take in.

Conspiracy theorists unite

If you haven’t heard about some of the strange conspiracy theories surrounding the Denver International Airport, you may want to look into that. (Don’t worry, if you’re not up for a Google search, you can click here for more info.)

Yet it’s not just the stories about the underground tunnels being the global HQ for the Illuminati—if you’ve ever laid eyes on the blue bronco statue that’s outside of the airport, you’ve likely noticed its glowing red eyes.

The 32-foot-tall statue has been given the nickname Blucifer– and for good reason.

The New Mexico sculptor, Luis Jiminez, who was commissioned to create the statue died in 2006 when a piece of the 9,000-pound statue fell onto him and severed an artery in his leg. Friends and family completed the statue in Jiminez’s honor.

Although it’s not entirely certain whether Jiminez, or those who finished the sculpture, added the red eyes, it’s largely speculated the horse is cursed.

Fall in love with Denver

If you’re looking to book a trip to the area or you’re in the early research phases of planning a move, Denver is bound to leave you wanting for more.

And if you’re looking for more information about job postings, the restaurant scene or fun things to do, be sure to take some time to look around the website.

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