Best Time To Go
Denver tends to have two peak seasons: winter, when it's a stop en route to ski resorts, and summer, when the long days and cool evenings make it a great escape from hotter and steamier parts of the United States. Weather-wise, summer is the optimal time to make Denver travel plans, but you may find better deals on hotels at other times of the year. In winter, the city is known to have heavy snowfalls.
Denver’s walkable downtown is easily accessed by the A-Line train ($9 one way), about a 37-minute ride from Denver International Airport. The free 16th Street Mall Shuttle, the city’s bike sharing system (B-cycle), and pedicabs allow you to cover more ground.
July is the hottest month, with an average high of 88°F (31°C). January is the coldest month, with an average high of 44°F (7°C).
Know Before You Go
With Denver’s varying weather, it can be 75 degrees one day and snowing the next. Pack layers, bring a water bottle to stay hydrated, and don’t forget the sunscreen. The city sits at 5,280 feet—hence the Mile High nickname—so slow down on the cocktails; alcohol packs an extra punch at altitude.
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