Denver, Colorado
ZipTipz Denver Travel Guide

Welcome to the Mile High City, where the Wild West meets the urban frontier, where towering peaks collide with the desert plains. Rising from the dust of gold, Denver is a vibrant city, home to 300 days of sunshine, and world class skiing.

District Guide

Denver is a geographically isolated city sitting exactly one mile above sea level and over 600 barren miles from the next closest major city. Concealed from the west by bold foothills and towering 14,000-foot peaks, and protected to the east by an expansive and unforgiving high desert terrain, it...

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Historical Background

Denver's history as a boom and bust town began with the desire for a simple precious metal: gold. In 1858, a group of prospectors were exploring the Kansas Territory, which then encompassed what is now Colorado, and discovered piles of the almighty metal at the confluence of the Platte River and...

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Where To Stay

A historian once termed Denver the "turnstile city." Travelers come in, travelers go out. Some come for the skiing, others show up to call the city home. Over the past few years the business crowd has been enticed by the region's bustling economy, culture and recreational attraction...

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Dining and Drinking

Blend a deep Hispanic tradition with an Asian migration, mix it up with a big dash of sports frenzy and the Wild West, and Denver's dining scene begins to take shape. And do not forget the beer. Known for its casual atmosphere, brewpubs, and sports bars, the Mile High City has always been famous...

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Denverites love the outdoors. The sun shines over 300 days a year, and the dry climate and unpredictable weather patterns allow for intense mountain biking one day and perfect powder skiing the next. A good portion of the city heads to the mountains come the weekend, leaving the rest of the...

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Recommended Tours

Denver boasts an interesting mix of history, culture and sports. To acquire a satisfactory taste of each might take months or even years. But if you have a couple of days to visit the Mile High City, try to capture some of the bustling city highlights, as well as the awe-inspiring sights of the...

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ZipTipz facts about Denver, Colorado
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Denver is located in DENVER, JEFFERSON, ADAMS, and ARAPAHOE counties, in the state of Colorado. It includes the following ZIP codes within its boundaries: 80201, 80202, 80203, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80208, 80209, 80210, 80211, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80216, 80217, 80218, 80219, 80220, 80221, 80222, 80223, 80224, 80225, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80229, 80230, 80231, 80232, 80233, 80234, 80235, 80236, 80237, 80238, 80239, 80241, 80243, 80244, 80246, 80247, 80248, 80249, 80250, 80251, 80252, 80256, 80257, 80259, 80260, 80261, 80262, 80263, 80264, 80265, 80266, 80271, 80273, 80274, 80279, 80280, 80281, 80290, 80291, 80293, 80294, 80295, and 80299.

According to the United States Census 2000 data, Denver has a population of 915,735. There are 398,934 households in the city with an average of 2.30 persons per household.

Some additional information about Denver, based on United States Census 2000 data:

  • Time zone: GMT-7 (observes Daylight Savings Time)
  • Latitude/Longitude: 39.694103 / -105.084386
  • Elevation: 5,183 feet
  • County area: 2,920 square miles
  • Average house value: $166,607
  • Income per household: $42,939

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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The City and County of Denver is the most populous city and the capital of the State of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Southern Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is located immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver has a consolidated city and county government. Residents of Denver are known as Denverites.

The United States Census Bureau estimates that in 2005 the population of the City and County of Denver was 557,917 (25th most populous U.S. city), the population of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area was 2,359,994 (22nd most populous MSA), the population of the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area was 2,869,377 (15th most populous CSA), and the population of the Front Range Urban Corridor was 3,965,289. Denver is the most populous city within a radius of 550 miles (885 kilometers). The city claims to have the 10th largest downtown district in the United States.

Denver is nicknamed "The Mile-High City" because its official elevation (marked on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol) is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.344 meters) above sea level. The elevation of Denver International Airport is 5431 feet (1655 meters).

Denver has also been known historically as the Queen City of the Plains because of its important role in the agricultural industry of the plains regions along the foothills of the Front Range. Other nicknames that Denver has had include The Rail City, for the city's importance as a North American rail hub, and Capital of the Rocky Mountain Empire, for the city's preeminence in the Rocky Mountain region. Several US Navy ships have been named USS Denver in honor of the city.

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