Denver Journals

Rocky Mountain NYC

A travel journal to Denver by Tate

Quote: Denver is a cultural metropolis at the intersection between the great plains and the towering Rockies, and it provides a great basecamp for adventures and travels throughout Colorado

Rocky Mountain NYC

Overview

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Hit a Rockies game, an Avalanche game, visit the Tattered Cover, go skiing, hop over to RMNP, go climbing at Table Mountain, or just wander around downtown. You'll also have no problem finding a show of your favorite bands in town, and you can even check out the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

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Best Way To Get Around:

Public transportation is quite good here: take a bus or a taxi and you'll find yourself where you want to be in short time.

Casa Bonita

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Restaurant

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Bizarre. Casa Bonita is a theme park disguised as a mexican restaurant. Or a mexican restaurant described as a theme park. After you get there, you are whisked into a long line, just like those you stand in at Magic Mountain, and you sit there until you order. The food is kind of gross, but that's not the point. The point is the dining experience. I'm not even going to try to explain it all, but I'll list a few things you'll see inside: Indoor cliff divers jumping off of artificial lava rocks 30 feet high and landing in a deep pool. You'll also see a man in a gorilla suit doing the same thing. You might dine inside a mine, in a vineyard,...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2000

Casa Bonita
6715 West Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado 80214
+1 303 232 5115

Hiking North Table Mountain

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Attraction | "North Table Mountain"

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Table Mountain is the closest outdoor climbing area to Denver, probably about 20 minutes in the car, and it's also one of the densest sport climbing regions in the entire front range. It's worth a stop for a day day or two, but don't go on the weekends. It's packed with weekend warriors, and lines begin to form at the base of the climbs. The rock there is basalt, very hard and frictiony, and the vast majority of the climbing is sport. Don't even bother bringing any trad gear: a rope and 15 draws will suffice. The climbing is generally difficult and technical, not too pumpy, and very thin. And urban. It's strange to climb a route and instead of turning around for some...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2000

Hiking North Table Mountain
In Golden
Denver, Colorado

Tattered Cover Bookstore

Attraction | "Tattered Cover"

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Denver's Tattered Covers are among the best bookstores in the world. They're 5 stories high of nothing but books, every single book you've ever thought of reading. If you go to the Tattered Cover at Cherry Creek, be sure to dine at the Fourth Story Restaurant, at the top of the store. You'll be surrounded by books, pictures of authors, and they claim you'll be able to see Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs on a clear day. Instead of candles, you'll have reading lamps.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2000

Tattered Cover Bookstore
2955 East First Ave
Denver, Colorado 80206
+1 303 322 7727; +1

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Red Rocks is an interesting place to catch a show if you're in the Denver area, mainly because of its location. The amphitheater is a natural sandstone amphitheater buried in a city park. It's not your normal concert experience, stuffed into a giant arena beneath an ugly man-made roof: instead, it's a truly unique, indescribable outdoor music arena. Definitely worth a visit!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2000

Red Rocks Amphitheater
12700 West Alameda Parkway
Denver, Colorado

DIA

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Story/Tip

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Denver International Airport is an experience to behold, and kind of fun. Strange. Outlandish. Preposterous, even. It seems that the city spend several million dollars building an automated baggage handling system at their airport, which is, I might add, not exactly in Denver anyway -- it's on the city's outskirts, nearly an hour away from downtown! You'll arrive at the terminal, check in, and find yourself on an underground subway to your gate. Inside the subway, you'll see things hanging from the walls of the tunnel to keep you entertained, such as entire rows of pinwheels. A cheesy automated voice warns you of stops and starts, and it gets aggravating after a little while. It's on...Read More