October is a beautiful time to visit the Denver area, as the weather (though changeable) is usually mild and the trees are in their full fall color. With six peaks over 14,000 feet high, the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains offers a great opportunity for spectacular sightseeing, including the opportunity to visit Rocky Mountain National Park, where the elk will be clearly in view.
The Denver downtown area has undergone a major renovation in recent
years and now includes beautiful Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies
National League baseball team; microbreweries; and loads of great restaurants
and shops – all within walking distance of the Adam’s Mark Hotel. A
short distance away are the new Invesco Field at Mile High, home of the Denver
Broncos; and Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche hockey team and Denver Nuggets basketball team. Come early and catch the Denver Broncos vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, October 12.
Denver has a number of excellent museums, including the Art Museum, Children’s Museum, and Museum of Nature & Science, with its IMAX theatre and 95 world-famous dioramas. Other outstanding attractions are the State Capitol, Denver Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Ocean Journey aquarium, Six Flags Elitch Gardens,
U.S. Mint, Historic Larimer Square, and nearby Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.