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Denver Travel Guide

Why Visit Denver

Denver is a gateway to adventure. While alpine pursuits are the main draw for Denver travel, the Mile High City—so named because it’s 5,280 feet above sea level—is a booming metropolis in its own right. Colorado’s capital city is teeming with talented artists, brewers, chefs, and makers. It’s also home to 20,000 acres of green space.

When to Visit Denver

Late-spring snowstorms aren’t unusual, and August brings heavy rains, so aim to visit Denver in June or July for the best weather. Visit Denver in September or early October to catch the aspen leaves turning orange and gold. Winter can be snowy (though it typically melts quickly), but temperatures usually stay above freezing.

Weather in Denver

Colorado’s weather fluctuates constantly; in Denver, a blizzard might be followed by sunny days and sweater weather. Average temperatures range from well below freezing in winter to the high 80s in July. Expect the most snow in March and afternoon thunderstorms in summer. For Denver travel, wear layers and carry an all-weather jacket.