Pediatric Residency Program - Where We Live

Denver is located on the high plains of Colorado against a backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains. Denver's unique setting blends the sophisticated urban beat of the city with easy access to the solitude and silence of mountain wilderness. In addition to Colorado’s world-renowned skiing, the foothills and mountains just west of the city offer every imaginable summer and winter outdoor activity.  We also enjoy some of the finest weather in the country with 300 days of sun each year.

Close to three million people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds live in the Denver metro area. About one-third of the population is Hispanic and 10 percent African-American. Denver’s cultural, culinary, and athletic offerings are world-class and comparable to much larger cities.

The sun sets over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado


While we experience all four seasons, Denver boasts 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more annual sunny weather than San Diego or Miami Beach. A little-known fact: there are many mild winter days.
Rocky Mountain National Park sign

Rocky Mountains

Within a short distance from the city, the Rocky Mountains offer a playground for camping, hiking and mountain biking. And don't forget about Rocky Mountain National Park, which is 90 minutes away.
A skier goes down the slopes


In the winter, Colorado is the No. 1 destination for skiing and snowboarding with 32 ski resorts and 40,000 acres of skiable terrain. The skiing season stretches October to May, so get shredding!
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre


Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre is a must-stop for concert lovers. From smaller clubs to medium-sized theaters to large arenas, there are lots of options for live music.
Denver museums


From the Denver Art Museum to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and to the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, Denver boasts dozens of exceptional museums.
Coors Field


With the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS, Denver has all of the major professional sports leagues. Plus, there are professional rugby and lacrosse teams.
A hiker walks up steps near a stream


Denver has more than 200 parks within the city, including nearby City Park and the Denver Zoo. There are also more than 20,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains.
The Denver omelet


There's more than just Denver omelets. The food scene is diverse, as you'll find cuisines from all over the world. Green chili is used in many dishes and is common in the region.
A microbrew


Colorado is home to more than 400 established breweries and over 100,000 homebrewers. Denver is home to the Great American Beer Festival, which is held in the early fall.
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