Choosing where you spend your residency should be based on program quality and personal lifestyle. Selecting Denver as the city where you live for your residency is an easy sell. Talking with current residents, you will hear testimony about local concerts, dinners in LoDo (Lower Downtown), and weekend mountain biking in the front-range foothills. With the closest ski resort within a 45-minute drive, it is not uncommon during a winter season to manage up to 30 days on the slopes.
Today, the six-county metro area has a population of 2.4 million, making it the 20th largest metro area and the 10th largest downtown area in America. Situated at the base of the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains and at a mile above sea level, Denver’s climate is mild and dry with sunshine about 300 days a year. Denverites enjoy extensive city and mountain park systems that offer biking/jogging and hiking trails, golfing, boating, climbing, and trout fishing. Denver also has a diverse cultural community: the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, art and natural history museums, a zoo, and several indoor/outdoor concert venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
One of a kind venues, nationally-known museums and a wide array of top-notch talent and entertainment make the Denver area paradise for those who enjoy getting out and about. Adventure-filled nights of dining and fun in LoDo, 'A'-level concert experiences at the famed Red Rocks Ampitheatre and special exhibits at the Museum of Nature and Science barely scratch the surface of all that you can enjoy during your time at UC Denver.
|Red Rocks Ampitheatre||Larimer Square|
|Denver Museum of Nature & Science||Fillmore Auditorium|
|Denver Art Museum||Gothic Theatre|
|Denver Zoo||Ogden Theatre|
|Elitch Gardens||Paramount Theater|
|Denver Botanic Gardens||Bluebird Theater|
|16th Street Pedestrian Mall||Cherry Creek Shopping District|
|Denver Center for the Performing Arts||Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum|
With the annual average of 300 days of sunshine, Colorado provides the outdoor enthusiast ample opportunity to explore the beauty of the Rocky Mountain region. From exceptional bike trails to the playgrounds of the mountains, the Centennial State suffers no shortage of options for the active lifestyle.
|Colorado.com Recreation Info||ColoradoSki.com|
|Colorado State Parks||Rockclimbing.com|
|Rocky Mountain National Park||Fitzsimmons Golf Course|
|Denver Bike Trails||Colorado Fishing Network|