Denver is the capital and largest city of Colorado, USA. Known as "The Mile-High City", Denver embraces its cowboy and mining past but also looks toward the future with a vibrant arts and performing arts scene, dozens of great outdoor festivals, and distinct neighborhoods each offering a unique experience. You'll find everything a cosmopolitan city has to offer including a spectacular view of and easy access to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which are only 12 miles (19 km) west of town.
Denver is a bustling city of almost 735,000 people (2019) supporting a fast-growing metropolitan area of nearly 3 million people. The city sits at an altitude of 5,280 feet (1,600 m) above sea level and lies where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.