The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, CO, just 20 minutes east of downtown Denver. While the city of Denver holds many attractions and excitement, the city of Aurora offers many exciting opportunities as well. Check out the Rocky Mountain Arsenal just outside Aurora, featuring wildlife and habitats of native Colorado animals. And don’t forget about the local breweries: Coda, MU Brewery and Dry Dock Brewery.
The climate in Denver is relatively mild and dry, due to the protection afforded by the mountains. Denver boasts over 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are mild with average daytime highs of 45 degrees, while the summers are warm and dry with average daytime highs of 85. Summer nights are cool and pleasant.
Denver offers all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan center, including an outstanding performing arts complex, a symphony orchestra, outdoor amphitheater and a variety of other cultural activities, excellent restaurants and all major league sports. Most of Denver's culinary and cultural offerings are convenient to the medical center campus, especially the Natural History Museum, the Denver Botanical Gardens, several city parks and the Denver Zoo. Many nationally prominent music festivals are held in mountain towns and resorts during the summer, and free concerts are held in local Denver parks. And let’s not forget about Red Rocks Amphitheatre – home to big name concerts and Film on the Rocks each summer, located just 30 minutes outside Denver in Morrison, CO.
Skiing, camping, backpacking, technical climbing, hiking, hunting, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking and rafting all are available within a 15 minute- to two-hour drive from Denver.