Rocky Mountains

The "Eldorado Canyon State Park" is located about 30 km west of Denver. The canyon is in the "Rocky Mountains", steep rocks are the main feature of the "Eldorado Canyon". There is a very nice hiking trail along the little Creek. 

Denver City Park

The 130-hectare park was built as early as 1880 when Denver counted only 35,000 inhabitants. From the park you have a fantastic view on the Denver skyline. In winter with snow-capped "Rocky Mountains" in the background. 

Barker Reservoir

From Boulder you reach the "Barker Reservoir" in Nederland via Boulder Canyon Drive. The 3 km long reservoir was built in 1910, on the property of the Barker family and is one of the few lakes near Denver. 

 

Nederland, Colorado

 

Dillon Reservoir

The "Dillon Lake" at Frisco is located in the "Rocky Mountains" about 100 km from Denver in western direction. The lake is a popular recreation area and is suitable for sailing, hiking and cycling. 

Map nature around Denver

Mesa Verde National Park

In a gorge about 500 km southwest of Denver, you will find the "Mesa Verde National Park". The Pueblo Indians lived between 600-1300 AD in clay villages in caves under huge rocks. The "cliff dwellings" are very well preserved. 

 

Mesa Verde National Park

www.nps.gov/meve

 

Mesa Verde Map

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