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Living in Denver Colorado


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. 

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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.






For more information on outdoor activities visit one of these sites:

Outdoor Activities


Ski Colorado

Colorado Parks

Colorado Outdoors






Colorado Rapids (Soccer)

Colorado Rockies (Baseball)  

Colorado Avalanche (Hockey) 

Denver Broncos (Football)

Denver Nuggets (Basketball)


Denver has a wide variety of cultural activities to sample. These include the Denver Performing Arts Center which brings in traveling Broadway musicals while providing a venue for local theater, symphony, and dance entertainment. The Denver Art Museum provides views into rotating national exhibits as well as an excellent Western Art exhibit.  

Other local museums include the Museum of Nature and Science, the Botanic Gardens, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. More laid back activities include Jazz in the Park at City Park or Swing in the Park at Cheesman Park. During the summers, Cherry Creek, and Pearle Street offer a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays, and Sundays.  Local art galleries offer regular showings with wine and cheese.

For more information on cultural activities visit one of these sites:




Denver Art Museum

Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Central City Opera




Most residents and interns within the Department of Medicine live in the city of Denver. Houses, condos, and lofts are in general affordable for renting or buying within the city.  There are many great areas of Denver with their own unique qualities.  LoDo (lower downtown) is west of the business district and is close to many restaurants, clubs, and lounges.  

Others prefer to live near the upscale shopping of Cherry Creek or near one of Denver’s large and vibrant parks such as Washington Park or Cheesman Park. The Highlands offers closer access to the mountains and dozens of boutique shops and restaurants. If you want more space and bigger yards the Denver neighborhoods of Mayfair, Park Hill, Lowry, and Stapleton are centrally located and close to all of the Hospitals.

For more information on Denver and Colorado Tourism visit one of these sites:


Denver Tourism

Denver Sidewalk

Colorado Tourism

Colorado Activities