Driving in Denver a Mile Up
With an average of 300 days of sunshine in the Mile High City, you're sure to find more than enough reasons to smile during your visit to Denver. Although the city buzzes with excitement, the great outdoors - filled with snow-capped peaks, lush forest glens and pristine mountain-fed lakes and rivers - is just a short drive away. With a car rental in Denver, your options for exploration are nearly endless.
The Best of Byways
With 200 named peaks just along the outskirts of Denver, it can be difficult trying to pick which mountains to climb. To satiate your want to "take it all in," why not take a day trip to the Mount Evans Scenic Byway? Reaching heights of more than 7,000 feet in a mere 28 miles, you'll feel like you're truly on top of the world from the magnificent vistas of this rich stretch of road. At its peak, the route provides you with panoramic views of both the Continental Divide and the entire Front Range. While many sights along this route are larger than life, be sure to stop and smell the flowers during your drive as well - literally! A number of vibrant wildflowers pepper these roadsides with color, and mountain goats, marmots and pikas are always close by as well.
Waters of Youth
After exploring the natural beauty of Denver, you'll want to reap the benefits of the area's soothing spas. Drive toward 17th Street to visit The Spa at The Brown Palace. Indulge in spa treatments that utilize the spring water drawn up from a state-of-the-art artesian well. With individual massages, mud treatments and skin wraps available, the spa also provides the perfect chance to snuggle up with your spouse in one of the spa's private couple's suites.
Although Denver has its fair share of celebrities amid its more than 619,000 residents in the area, few have had as large an impact as the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown. Most famous for surviving the sinking of the Titanic, Brown also made history in Denver as an activist, suffragist and philanthropist. This history is most visible today at the Molly Brown House Museum. Featuring a restored exterior and well-preserved furnishings from the late 19th century, the home oozes a sense of wealth that Brown, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants, earned through a combination of hard work and some good fortune.
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