Living in Colorado

With exceptional cities!

Cherry Creek Bike Path

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 2.9 million, making it the 19th 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.

Living in Denver, Colorado offers a high quality of life. Outdoor activities abound, the city is filled with culture and fellows take advantage of the life Colorado offers. Please refer to the Liv​ing in Denver section of the CU GME Website for further details. ​


Arts & Entertainment

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 Amphitheatre and special exhibits at the Museum of Nature and Science barely scratch the surface of all that you can enjoy during your time at CU Anschutz.

Red Rocks AmphitheatreLarimer Square
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceFillmore Auditorium
Denver Art MuseumGothic Theatre
Denver Zoo LoDo District
Elitch GardensParamount Theater
Denver Botanic GardensBluebird Theater
16th Street Pedestrian MallCherry Creek Shopping District
Denver Center for the Performing ArtsWings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum
Ogden Theatre 


vendor and mallrideHousing & Transportation

The Student Resources, Support and Services, mission is to enhance student life at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the 
University of Colorado Denver by providing excellence in specific non-academic and academic student services.

Students who have been admitted into their respective school/program or who are currently enrolled utilize the Student Assistance Office's many services during their tenure at the Anschutz Medical Campus. All students may utilize the services of this office - we are here for you!

Click Here To Visit the Student Resources Website



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 State ParksColorado Fishing Network
Rocky Mountain National
Denver Bike Trails


Pro SportsSports

Throughout the entire calendar year, pro sports are on the field, court or rink in the Mile High City. Home to pro sports franchises in all major sports, the sports fan can regularly enjoy the in-person viewing experience here in Denver.






Denver Broncos

Colorado Rapids

Denver NuggetsColorado Mammoth

Colorado Rockies

Colorado Avalanche

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