Located between the Rockies and the Great Plains, the capital of Colorado combines the rich heritage of the Wild West with successful urban regeneration. Situated at an altitude of 5 277ft, it attracts outdoor enthusiasts of all types, including skiers. Founded during the gold rush, it was, for a long time a frontier town with an unsavoury reputation. Since then, Denver has developed into a "green" city. With its sunny skies, cutting-edge museums and chic organic restaurants, the Queen of the Rockies has plenty going for it!