Denver, also known as the “mile high city”, is situated at the junction between the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, at the bottom of the Rocky Mountains. This capital city to Colorado is a cultural and economic hub that extends over a wide area that covers the Great Plains and into the Rockies.
Denver is also the home to the world-renowned University of Colorado Medical Center and the University of Denver. This city is also one of the more important industrial centers and is classified as an important destination in association to business travel and a great base for a trips or tours into the Rockies. This city offers a continental climate which includes low rainfall and lots of sunshine.
The History Of Denver Colorado
Gold was discovered in the year 1858 on Cherry Creek, which was followed by the amalgamation of the 3 gold diggers’ settlements which included Denver, Highland and Auraria in the year 1860 to 1861, which resulted in the town of Denver. In the year 1868, when the population went over 4,000 residents, this area became a capital to the Colorado territory. After the implementation of the railroad in the year 1870, Denver transformed into a boom-town and by 1876 it was named the capital of the 38th State of the Union.
In the late part of the 1880’s, Denver became immersed in the gold and silver rush, when more and more people passed through the town on their journey into the Rockies. By the beginning of the 20th century the population in this town had exploded to more than 134,000 residents. From here the city developed into an essential industrial center and traffic hub. Denver was also popular for a number or years as the ideal base for exploring the Front Range of the well-known Rocky Mountain.
Today, Denver offers a variety of parks that offer recreation opportunities and relaxation for visitors as well as its residents. One of these parks includes the Red Rocks Park, which is notable for the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the outstanding scenery. The cultural vibe in Denver can be found in places such as the Denver Art Museum, Ellie Caulkins Opera House along with neighborhoods like LoDo, with restaurants, art galleries and a number of cultural influences.
When visiting Denver, joining up with organized tours is a fantastic way in which to see the highlights of city along with the surrounding mountains. On these tours visitors are offered the opportunity to learn about interesting stories about the history of this city.