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Experience the Park Coors Field Fan Guide
Explore the City
The Rocky Mountains may provide the backdrop to Coors Field, and we’ll get to them later, but it’s an urban ballpark with tons of stuff to do within a short stroll of the park. So make plans to spend some time pre- or post-game simply walking around the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood. There are unique bars and restaurants to sample, eclectic shops and art galleries, all within an easy walk of Coors Field.
A popular downtown destination is the 16th Street Mall, about four blocks from Coors, with its array of shops and eating and drinking establishments. Book lovers will bee-line to the nearby Tattered Cover Bookstore. Denver also has some unique museums, a zoo, the Colorado state capitol, and busy theater and music scenes.
But the mountains do beckon. About 15 miles away in Morrison is the Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater, where you can hike around to take in the stunning rock formations and views, and stick around to see a show in the amazing music venue (remember that old U2 ‘Sunday, Bloody Sunday’ video? Yea, that’s it.).
Boulder, about 20 miles to the northwest of Denver, is home to the University of Colorado and also worth exploring for a day or afternoon. Boulder is a gateway to the Rockies and on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park with its awesome scenery and various outdoor pursuits. The park has a wide variety of hiking trails, from just-off-the-barcalounger to expert. Or you can simply drive one of the well-kempt roadways, including the Trail Ridge Road at more than 12,000 feet.
For the highest paved road in the U.S., though, head to Mount Evans about 30 miles west of Denver. Pike’s Peak may get more publicity but Mount Evans tops out at 14,240 feet, a little bit higher, and is closer to Denver. Know that you can only try the drive in late spring and summer.