Perhaps the greatest appeal of Denver is its proximity to great outdoor activities. With over 300 days of sun per year, there is no shortage of opportunities to head to the hills for any outdoor activity of your choosing. The Boulder Flat Irons, Jefferson County Open Spaces, Eldorado Canyon, Red Rocks, and Cherry Creek State park provide world class hiking, rock climbing, and biking within a 30 minute drive of downtown Denver. These are great places for a quick getaway.
Rocky Mountain National Park is a 60-90 minute drive from Denver and makes for a great day trip. You can ski Colorado’s famous champagne powder at Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Vail and Beaver Creek. Many residents rent ski cabins for the winter and invest in season passes or packaged tickets.
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