Luxury holidays in Denver

Colorado’s capital and the Mile-High City, Denver draws in a distinctly outdoorsy, adventure-loving crowd, thanks to its proximity to heady hiking trails and ski-worthy slopes. While there, take your pick of the city’s parks and cycling trails, or head into the surrounding Rocky Mountains, clearly visible from downtown, for hiking and skiing. The city’s many neighbourhood cafés, restaurants and microbreweries will keep your tastebuds happy and your thirst quenched during your stay. Art aficionados can check out the paintings at the Clyfford Still, Denver Art Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art (don’t leave without a stop at the latter’s rooftop eatery). Summer visitors can catch an evening of smooth tunes at Jazz in the Park; take along a picnic blanket and bottle of wine to make an evening out of it.

When to go

Summers range from mild to hot, with occasional afternoon thunderstorms and temperatures peaking at extremes of 38°C; July is usually the warmest month, with daily average temperatures of 23.4°C. Winters are typically snowy – the city sees an average annual snowfall of 136 centimetres of snow from late fall to early spring. Visit in the autumn to see the city’s parks and surrounding mountains at their most colourful.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Direct flights from across North America land at Denver International Airport; most flights from Europe have a stop on the east coast, but you can hop on a direct haul from London and Madrid. Ring up our Smith24 team and they’ll happily sort out flights for you.
  • Automobiles

    If you plan on exploring the city and surrounding area, hire your own set of wheels – and make something with a four-wheel-drive option to tackle those mountains.