Introducing Rocky Mountain National Park
Where in the country does the city’s mayor also own some of the state’s most popular microbreweries? Well, Denver, of course. Mayor John Hickenlooper was famous for owning Front Range brewpubs long before he got into politics. Denver is the only metropolis in this region and also happens to sit at exactly 5280ft – or 1 mile high (hence its nickname, ‘Mile High City’).
Long known for its outrageous liberalism, the university town of Boulder has a yuppie crunch attitude and a mad crush on the outdoors. The main roads are always packed with cyclists, and the endless city parks bustle with hikers and dogs. The pedestrian-only Pearl St Mall, bursting with shops, sidewalk cafés and street performers, is perfect for strolling.