Denver, CO 80202
+1 303 892 1505 (Tourist Information)
Popularly known as Mile High City, Denver is the capital and largest city in the state of Colorado. First founded as a gold rush town in 1858, the area's mining prospects dwindled and a land speculator named the area after the Kansas Territory Governor James Denver in hopes of making the town the new county seat. After the decision was made to route the transcontinental railroad through Cheyenne (100 miles north), city residents raised thousands of dollars to build a linking rail line from Denver to the nation-spanning line. This ushered in new prosperity for Denver, turning a desolate mining town to a large player in the country's cultural makeup. Explore the Rocky Mountains or simply enjoy the art, culture and sports scenes of the city.