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Eats, Drinks, & Smokes

Eats, Drinks, & Smokes

The 4 Noses Brewery is a family-owned and operated craft brewery and tasting room. 4 Noses is passionate about creatively brewing its unique interpretation of classic styles.
 

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A chic, outdoorsy pizza haven located in LoHI. Happy Camper boasts a décor that includes disco balls, neon lights, warm wooden accents and a giant outdoor patio.

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Right here in Arvada 20 minutes from Olde Town. This brand new tap house is family friendly, all-day and all-weather, serving up local beer, liquor, and wine right off Ralston Creek Trail.

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Rated the best dispensaries in Denver, the CHC has multiple locations across Denver metro area. They sell a large variety of products suited for anyone. Click above for more info!

Freedom Street Social satisfies the hunger of those looking for a morning bite, an extended lunch break, a date night, or a happy hour hangout. It also provides a place for fitness pop-ups, cooking classes, collaborative coworking, or watching the sunset.

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Denver Beer Co is right in the center of action and fun of historic Olde Town. With a huge patio, fire pits, brewery, and frequent live music, our Olde Town Arvada taproom is always a fun scene!

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Visit our favorite bake shop right next door to our reception site in our neighborhood! Das Meyer Fine Pastry Chalet offers a vast array of cakes, pastries, danish, fruit breads, and cookies for all occasions. All of their products are made from scratch and baked on-site.

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School House Kitchen & Libations is located in the heart of Historic Olde Town Arvada. Built inside of the original Arvada schoolhouse, constructed in 1882, School House offers over 1,800 different whiskeys, over 50 beers, and a sizable menu that is sure to please all.

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Estbaslihed in 1998, City O’ City is a hip vegetarian restaurant located in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It features long hours serving a breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night and coffeeshop crowd.

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The oldest retuarant in Denver, this eatery serves anything from alligator tail to bison sausage. Its decorated with hundreds of hunting trophies and is kid friendly!

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Great service and wide array of products! Rated one of the top 10 dispensaries in Denver.

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If you’ve heard whispers of a speakeasy behind an ice cream shop but weren’t sure if it was just rumors, we’re here to tell you that it’s real, and we’ve got the full scoop, no pun intended. Welcome to Sweet Action…no, wait, welcome to Retrograde, that’s hidden behind an unassuming ice cream shop.

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Eat, drink, and shop your way through Edgewater Public Market – Denver’s most eclectic collective of local food stalls, retail boutiques, and rotating events.

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Uniquely named from Victorian-era slang meaning “properly-done,” Bang Up to the Elephant! serves vegetarian-friendly “Calypso” inspired cuisine with clean, fresh ingredients and no-joke spices and heat. Just like the vibrant menus, the restaurant’s sultry interior passionately reunites the outdoors indoors, like long-lost love-frisky dolphins.

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Located on the 27th floor of Hyatt Regency Denver, overlooking the Mile High City and the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Enjoy a selection of wines by the glass along with an outstanding menu of appetizers and desserts. Perfect before or after the show with Denver's Theater District only a block away.

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Located in Northwest Denver, Vital Root is a vegetarian's paradise offering plant-based dishes. This place is very unique. It is fast casual, but with a more high-end twist. 

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a Unique Caribbean Restaurant in Denver, Colorado, Family Owned & Cuban Operated Since 2001, operating in two historic homes in Denver.

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Delicious brews of all sorts with a lot of space to sprawl out with loved ones.

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Great service and wide array of products! Rated one of the top 10 dispensaries in Denver.

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Williams & Graham is a craft cocktail bar hidden behind a bookshelf, offering a rich ambiance, wide variety of drinks, delicious food, and genuine hospitality. 

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Housed in a former mortuary, the decor layers macabre remnants with posh details in a window-flanked space overlooking the charming Lower Highland neighborhood. A nod to the space is found in the tongue-in-cheek reference to Linger as an "eatuary."

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Check out our favorite spot for icecream! The Little Man Ice Cream Company has been scooping since 2008, when we opened our first shop in a 28-foot milk can in Denver’s burgeoning Lower Highlands. Also, check out the Little Man Ice Cream Factory is a design tour de force where Willy Wonka meets the Industrial Age. The 6,000 square foot production facility and tasting room is where all of the homemade magic begins.

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It’s only fitting that the home of the International Church of Cannabis is in Denver, a city that is literally a mile high. The church’s antiquated exterior is in striking contrast with its flamboyant technicolor interior, featuring a neon rainbow mural on the ceiling, which was painted by world-famous Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel.

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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Ralston Creek

Gorgeous flowers and fauna, a lovely Zen garden, and so many fun things to see!

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This is a typical suburban trail that winds through neighborhoods, parks, and some pretty countryside. It also goes through a beautiful golf course. This trail is great for viewing homes and paved multiple use trail most used by bikers and runners. 

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The Red Rocks Trail at Red Rocks park gives you a chance to wander through the meadows just east of the imposing red monoliths that this Denver Mountain Park is named after. Close to Denver, the Red Rocks Trail is great for a sunrise hike.

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Morrison is a hidden gem with its rugged terrain, gorgeous green parks, and Colorado mountain town atmosphere. Recognized by locals as 'the nearest faraway place,' Morrison feels far away from Downtown Denver, but surprisingly this town is just 30 minutes southwest of Denver!

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Hiking, fishing, camping, leaf peeping and plenty of water activities. Horse back riding and wildlife viewing as well!

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One of the most appealing parks along the Front Range, Lair o' the Bear has a lot to offer hikers of all ages and abilities. The short trip to the park from town makes this a reasonable outing, and winding up Bear Creek Canyon will help you to leave the everyday behind.
*personal favorite*

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​With close to 4000-acres, Roxborough State Park is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a variety of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. Enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, trail running, photography and bird watching.

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Boulder Falls is just a short, easy hike from the parking area, but the falls are beautiful and even earned the area the name “Yosemite of Boulder Canyon”. The falls are pretty impressive, though, and a fun, quick trip from Boulder where you can find a picnic area and enjoy the outdoors. 

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One of the better locations for leaf peeping within an 1-hour of Denver, this park offers lake activities and easy hikes!

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Golden Gate Canyon State Park is the ideal outdoor getaway perfect for a day or week-long excursion. Only 30 miles from Denver, you'll feel like you’re light-years away from the hustle and bustle of city life and is the perfect spot for fall leaf peeping.

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Red Rocks is also a park, owned by the city of Denver. It's open to visitors one hour before sunrise through one hour after sunset. Learn more about Red Rocks’ human and geological history at the Visitor Center, which has educational displays, a short documentary and a Performers’ Hall of Fame. 

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The Flatirons are the most striking scenery in Boulder — they’re rocks that jut up out of the ground west of the city. Getting up close and personal with the Flatirons is one of the best things to do in Boulder, CO! 

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Nighlife & Entertainment

Nightlife & Entertainment

One of Colorado's most iconic restaurants known for food and fun in a festive atmosphere, Casa Bonita, will be reopening in May 2023 after undergoing extensive renovations since South Park creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, bought it in September 2021.

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Play together at Immersive Gamebox.  Simply select your game and prepare to enjoy a truly unique immersive experience with your group. With motion tracking, projection mapping, touch screens and surround sound, Immersive Gamebox is like nothing you have experienced before!  Perfect for adult groups, and families with children aged 5+.  

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Take a behind the scenes tour on the Original Colorado Cannabis Tour and meet local cannabis industry celebrities, see live glass blowing demos, tour industrial grows in a safe and social setting with other guests from all around the world or book a private tour for your group!

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Tracks is Denver's premier LGBT nightclub and is one of Denver's longest running nightclubs featuring multiple dance floors, RuPaul's Drag Racewatching parties, Roller Nights, special themed events, DJs from across the globe and boasts Denver's largest ladies' night (First Fridays)

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Nestled beneath the historic D&F Tower on the 16th Street Mall, entering the club is like falling down a rabbit hole into another world. Music, burlesque, comedy, drag, circus, dance… all performed in an intimate, vintage setting.

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Denver Comedy Lounge showcases local and touringcomedians every Friday+Saturday night. Find The Denver Comedy Lounge hidden in the back of the taproom at Colorado Sake Co.!

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This walking tour will take you to some of the best spots in Downtown Denver, where the city’s past and present come together in utterly unique ways. Many of the sites and buildings are listed as official Denver landmarks or included in the National Register of Historic Places. Many also have markers and plaques noting their original intended purpose and construction dates.

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The Coors Brewery Tour showcases the largest single-site brewery in the world! Since 1873 the Coors Brewery has thrived on a legacy of quality, innovation and customer service. Learn about our history and passion for brewing in a 60-minute tour.

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Upstairs Circus is a creative entertainment venue (DIY workshop-meets-bar). Our slogan “Create, Drink & Be Merry” covers it all: Upstairs Circus patrons make DIY projects, enjoy libations and have a great time while doing both.

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Located in the heart of Denver's LoDo district, Urban Putt is the city's first indoor miniature golf course. Urban Putt offers guests a fun, only-in-Denver experience with top-notch food and drinks, and a fantastical, high-tech 18-hole mini-golf course.

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A historic landmark in the heart of the Mile High City for more than a century, Denver Union Station is a vibrant destination for gathering, dining, imbibing, shopping, traveling, and sleeping in luxury at The Crawford Hotel. First opened in 1881, rebuilt in 1914, and revitalized 100 years later in 2014, the Station is at once a preserved monument to the city’s past, a celebrated placemaker of today, and a visionary beacon for Denver’s future.

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Prepare to be transported into an immersive performance experience blending spectacular acrobatic artistry, state-of-the-art visuals, live music, perfumery, and a tantalizing selection of curated craft cocktails. Each extraordinary element is sure to arouse each of the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Brought to life by internationally renowned Quixotic, Sensatia promises a stunningly seductive encounter like no other.

*We strongly recommed this show- NOT family friendly

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Family Friendly Fun

Family Friendly Fun

Dinosaur Ridge is a place where many dinosaur fossils and tracks were discovered. The world's first known Stegosaurus and Apatosaurus fossils were found at the site. New fossils and tracks continue to be found on the ridge. It is located near Red Rocks Amphitheater and the town of Morrison.

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The adventure playground is themed around music after the park's namesake Paco Sanchez, who started the first Spanish-language radio station in Denver.

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For more than 100 years, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science has been at the heart of cultural experience in Denver. Explore the cosmos, uncover dazzling gems and minerals, see an IMAX film and a planetarium show, and get as close to a T-Rex as you dare.

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The Denver Art Museum was founded in 1893 as the Denver Artists' Club. Today it is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast with global art collections that represent cultures around the world as well as work by artists from Denver and the Rocky Mountain region.

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An immersive art experience friendly for all ages! Discover immersive psychedelic, mind-bending art and an underlying rich narrative as you take a journey of discovery into a surreal, science-fictional epic. Must book ahead of time.

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It's the coolest art museum you've ever visited with unique and authentic Instagram walls for you to create the best content on IG and TikTok. Grab your friends, charge your phone and bring your selfie game to the one and only Original Denver Selfie Museum in downtown Denver!

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Ultimate Indoor Adventure Park where kids of all ages (and kids at heart) can explore thrilling attractions, challenge their body and mind. Way more than a trampoline park.

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Olde Town Arvada is the heart and soul of the City. With a diverse array of shops, boutiques, galleries, events, restaurants, breweries and a winery, Olde Town has all of the amenities of a thriving urban hub set within a turn-of-the-century Main Street Americana ambiance.

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 The 84-acre campus is an enchanting urban field station, where 3,000+ wonderful wild animals serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts all over the world.

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Originally opened in 1983, The Wizard's Chest drew inspiration from the fantastic world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. Starting in just 850 square feet, the store would grow to become much more than just a local toy store. It grew to become an 8.000 square foot magical castle in the heart of Denver.

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A whimsical, imagination-stimulating adventure for kids 10 and under. Features more than a dozen "playscapes," including a hands-on fire department, an assembly plant for interactive building activitis and a tot-sized veterinary clinic.

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Located in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood, Movement RiNo is a first-of-its-kind community concept partnering with Improper City—a cafe, food truck park and beer garden. Once a tin factory, then renovated in 2018, RiNo stretches out to 40,000 square feet, with nearly 200 boulder problems to suit every level and style of the climber.

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The Butterfly Pavilion has immersive exhibits that provide guests the opportunity to discover the wonders of nature's hidden heroes through hands on, interactive experiences catered to all ages.

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The City of Arvada's Majestic View Nature Center has hands-on displays, wildlife exhibits, a kid's activity area, classrooms and meeting spaces. Connected is the Majestic View Community Park with over 80 acres home to a lake and wetland areas, a beautiful demonstration garden, interpretive trails, prairie grasses, playground, beautiful views and many wildlife species.

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Open Tuesday-Sunday year-round. Featuring model trains, exhibits, historic rail vehicles, train rides, and more! Train rides most Saturdays.

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Local Daytrips

Day Trips

Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark featuring dramatic views. Come admire the 300′ sandstone rock formations against the backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.

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The peak of elk rut in Rocky Mountain National Park generally lasts from mid-September to mid-October, although it is often possible to hear elk bugling into November. Tens to hundreds of elk in one location, flanked by spectacular mountain scenery and fall colors, and the sounds of bull elk bugling add to the spectacle.

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The 7:30 Mine Road is an easy hike close to Denver, which begins on the charming Main St. of Silver Plume. You'll explore lots of historic mining ruins, the Griffin Memorial on a dramatic cliff, and end at a small waterfall.

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The Georgetown Loop Railroad and Mining Park is one of Colorado’s most authentic living museums and historically immersive experiences. Bring your family and friends for a narrow gauge train ride, book a real silver mine tour, or learn how to pan for gold. Discover the rugged romance of the Colorado Rockies in the 1880s. Climb aboard and travel back in time.

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The Royal Gorge is a 1,200 foot canyon on the Arkansas River, forming a 10-mile long gorge. The Royal Gorge Bridge is suspended 1,053 feet above the river. The Royal Gorge Park has tons of enjoyment for families, including amazing views, thrilling rides, and a Via Ferrata. Attractions include the Cloudscraper Zip Line, Royal Rush Skycoaster, and Aerial Gondola. The park also features a historic carousel, playland, and theater.

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Golden, Colorado is rich with culture, outdoor activities, scenic beauty, thriving businesses, and friendly people, but the City’s origins are largely thanks to another valuable resource – gold. 

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The Cog has been climbing Pikes Peak since 1891. Recognized as the world’s highest cog railroad, The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway is an important part of the heritage of the Western United States.

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Rocky Mountain National Park offers an incredible range of mountain wilderness expeirences for all visitors. The park is open year-round, which means that a summer trip to the park is going to vary greatly from a winter adventure.

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The Historic Downtown Manitou Springs is an artist’s enclave featuring time-honored art galleries, street performers, creek-side restaurants and boutique stores. Located at the base of Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, Manitou Springs is abundant with fun attractions and activities.

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Bread Bar is a fine mountainside drinking establishment at the heart of the continental divide. Housed at the site of a 1800s-era bakery, Bread Bar honors its rich history and the Silver Plume community as a whole.

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The Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs over 7,000 feet in its 28-mile length, reaching an altitude of 14,130' feet. Idaho Springs serves as the starting point to the byway, which is the highest paved road in North America! Take a short walk to the top of your first 14er!

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Glenwood Springs is a resort city in Colorado known for its hot springs. It sits in the rugged Rocky Mountains, surrounded by the vast White River National Forest. Glenwood Canyon is rich with wildlife and features Hanging Lake, with its striking turquoise waters. Glenwood Caverns are ancient underground caves. Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has roller coasters and canyon swings overlooking the Colorado River.

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Ranked as one of the top zoos in the country! Experience a zoo like no other, on a mountainside overlooking Colorado Springs. Discover more than 30 species of endangered animals. Interact with our giraffes and don’t miss the chance to hand-feed them! Soar over your favorite animal exhibits and take in breathtaking views of the city below on the Mountaineer Sky Ride. 

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Situated in Historic Idaho Springs in the heart of Colorado Gold Country sits the Mighty Argo Mill and Tunnel, one of the most striking and prominent Heritage Landmarks in the American West.

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Tucked in the mountains west of the state capital, Evergreen provides a warm respite from Denver's big-city bustle. Alpine meadows, cool forests and brilliant wildflowers create a natural backdrop for this thriving community.

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Situated about 90 miles northwest of Denver, Estes Park sits in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Majestic views span in every direction along with the majestic scenes you expect from a Colorado mountain town: gold-medal fishing rivers, iconic peaks, fertile valleys dotted with wildlife plus one unexpected treasure - a national park.

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Exploring the mysteries of underground caverns is an exciting adventure, and Cave of the Winds takes show caves to a whole new level. Discovered in 1881, this must-see Colorado Springs attraction has been thrilling travelers for more than a century.

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Hanging Lake is considered a National Natural Landmark; it is a true gem located in the White River National Forest. With captivating views and tranquil waterfalls, this is an absolutely perfect way to spend a day trip from Denver. 

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