Places to Visit: Denver Colorado

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Denver Colorado

Denver, Colorado, a beautiful city located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, is a perfect destination to add to your itinerary for a fun Yellowstone vacation.

  • Visit the beautiful “Mile High City” of Denver.
  • Explore Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • See fascinating works of art at the Denver Art Museum.
  • Attend a summer concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater.
  • Denver is only about 526 miles from Yellowstone (an 8-hour drive).


Denver is known as the “Mile High City” and is alive with beauty. Every street seems to have a mountain view of the Rockies.


Denver, Colorado is located approximately in the middle of the state, about 15 miles east of the Rocky Mountain foothills. Numerous Interstate highways run through Denver, making it easy to access from any direction.


You’ll find a long list of lodging options in Denver. High-class hotels, small motels, luxury inns and lodges. You have your pick of accommodations.

Choose whatever cuisine tempts your palate. There are many award-winning restaurants in Denver, including live entertainment and incredible views.


With Denver as a base, you can take off into the Rockies for some outdoor adventure. Explore Estes Park, the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. You’ll find hiking, climbing and much more. In the winter, you can easily get to some of the most popular ski resorts in the country.


Denver, Colorado also has plenty of attractions for both adults and children. Visit the Children’s Museum, the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado State Capitol. Get some excitement by going to the unique downtown amusement park, Six Flags Elitch Gardens.

Red Rocks Park is one place you shouldn’t miss, where the plains meet the mountains. Inside the park you will find the inside Red Rocks Amphitheater where you can attend summer concerts surrounded by towering peaks.

Getting Here

To get to Yellowstone from Denver, get on Interstate 25 North and exit onto Interstate 80 West. Exit at #215 and get onto US 287. When you get to US 26, follow the signs to Yellowstone.