Places to Visit: Denver, Colorado

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Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, right at the base of the Rocky Mountains, is the perfect addition to your itinerary when you are visiting Cody, Wyoming and the Old West on your vacation.

  • Tour the lovely “Mile High City” of Denver
  • Explore the surrounding wilderness of the Rocky Mountains
  • Take the kids to the Children’s Museum
  • Marvel at artwork in the Denver Art Museum
  • Enjoy a musical concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  • Denver is only about 493 miles from Cody, Wyoming


Denver, the “Mile High City,” has gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains, and is a delight for a vacation destination, particularly when you want to take in everything the West has to offer.


Denver, Colorado lies in the middle of the state, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Interstate highways 25, 70 and 76 are the main arteries into the city.


With a wide array of accommodation options, Denver offers everything to make your choice easy. You’ll find the traditional chain hotels and motels, as well as luxury suites in high-end inns, quaint bed and breakfasts and much more.

No matter your preference, you will find whatever dining you desire in Denver. The city boasts award-winning restaurants and wonderful live entertainment.


Sightseeing holds many fascinations to the visitor, and there’s abundant outdoor recreation. If you like hiking or climbing, you can explore the wilderness areas that surround Denver. Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park are great places to visit the backcountry and view the wildlife.

In the winter, you can drive up into the Rockies to take advantage of the most popular ski resorts in the United States.

In the city, you will love to stroll along the 16th Street promenade. You should also visit the zoo. You can stop at the City Park and stroll around the lake for a real treat.


Denver, Colorado also has an abundance of attractions for all ages. Many love to attend Six Flags Elitch Gardens for some excitement. The Children’s Museum is a treat for the kids and the Denver Art Museum boasts some fabulous artwork.

Red Rocks Park provides a real lesson in geology and has an amphitheater where you can hear the night come alive with music with the summer concerts held here.

Getting Here

When driving to Cody, Wyoming, take I-25 North to exit 189 and US Highway 20. Follow that to WY 120, which will take you to Cody. The trip is about 493 miles or a 7 hour and 22 minute drive.