Denver Motorhome Rental

Broncho Buster, Denver capitol grounds - Photo by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Creative CommonsBroncho Buster, Denver capitol grounds - Photo by Billy Hathorn, Wikimedia Creative Commons

Denver is a high altitude city, nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains on the Great Plains. It is very much a midwest city but no hick cowboy town- Denver is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and has a vibrant arts and festivals scene.It is perfectly located for a number of road trips, close to the centre of the country so you can visit the South, the Midwest and the west coast with equal ease. The east coast is a bit further away but still within a few days’ drive!

 



 

Denver

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One of Denver’s attractions is the stunning Rocky Mountain view which can be seen from most places in the city. There are also many parks in the city, which make exploring a pleasure- they are full of flowers, walking paths, lakes and wildlife. The city has a pioneer history and now houses a huge amount of museums, including a Children’s Museum, a Firefighters Museum, a Money Museum, an Art Museum, a Transportation Museum and the History Colorado Centre.



Rocky Mountains and Denver

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Another option for amusement is the Denver Zoo, where you will find the impressive Bear Mountain. Lakeside amusement park is popular amongst locals and has an original 1940s wooden roller coaster, and there is another, newer amusement park called Elitch Gardens. There are festivals and events happening every month of the year, as well as shows by the Colorado Ballet and Colorado Symphony throughout much of the fall, winter and spring. There are tours you can take at both Coors and Great Divide breweries, as well as one that takes in several of Denver’s microbreweries. For shopping, try the 16th Street Mall which runs nearly the entire length of 16th Street in downtown Denver.


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A lot of the action happens outside of the city, in the great outdoors which Colorado is so famous for. Denver is surrounded by National Parks, and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Area is a very short drive from downtown. The most popular spot to visit is the Rocky Mountain National Park, which welcomes more than 3 million visitors each year. There you can bike, hike, camp, take a horse trek, go fishing and enjoy the beautiful mountains, waterfalls and wildlife.


Rocky Mountain National Park

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Further out from Denver in the southern part of the state are two very cool National Parks called Great Sand Dunes National Park and Mesa Verde National Park. The drawcard of the former is obvious in its name- you can sandboard and sled on the giant dunes. Mesa Verde is home to thousands of archaeological sites. It has some of the best-preserved cliff dwellings in the world, built by the Puebloan people or Anasazi, who inhabited the area from 600 to 1300AD. Also to the south of Denver is the city of Colorado Springs, and US87 will take you right into New Mexico and Albuquerque.


Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings

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To the north of Denver is Fort Collins, and it is a short drive to either Nebraska or Wyoming.The I70 to the west will take you into the mountains and past quite a few ski resorts, all of which are not lacking in summer fun when the snow is gone for the warmer months. Silverthorn, Breckenridge and Vail can all be found along a 100-mile stretch from Denver. To the east, the nearest city along the plains on the I70 is Kansas City.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Denver is big on scenery, and a great place to pick up your motorhome hire due to its central location and proximity to moutains and National Parks! Have a look here for great deals on Denver RV Rental.


 

 

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