Denver February 18, 2018
8 Scenic Overlooks In Denver That Will Take Your Breath Away
Sometimes it seems like everywhere you turn here in the Mile High City, you have the opportunity to take in a spectacular view. Whether it’s the beautiful Denver skyline or the majestic Rocky Mountains, the panoramas here in Denver do not disappoint. There are, however, a handful of specific spots where the views stand out above the rest. While you might have to take a little trek to get to these viewpoints, the sights you will take in will take your breath away in the best possible way.
1. Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at Denver Museum of Nature and Science (2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80205)
Make your way up to the 4th floor of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to the 5,000 square foot open-air terrace that overlooks the Denver skyline with the gorgeous backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
2. Sloan's Lake (1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80219)
You can walk, jog, or bike around the approximately 2.5 mile loop around Sloan's Lake where you will be treated to not just one, but two outstanding Denver views. Looking east over the water, you can take in the city's skyline and to the west you get a spectacular look at the mountains. Another great option is to pack a picnic and find a spot to take it all in.
3. Red Rocks Amphitheatre (18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465)
While this open-air amphitheatre with perfect naturally-occurring acoustics is known for being an unbeatable music venue, you won't be disappointed in the panoramic view either. Sitting at over 6,000 feet in elevation, make your way up the approximately 380 steps for a truly remarkable experience.
4. Coors Field (2001 Blake St., Denver, CO 80205)
There's nothing quite like watching a Rockies game while sitting at exactly a "mile high" in that row of purple seats at Coors Field. Taking in a spectacular sunset view is just icing on the cake.
5. Ruby HIll Park (1200 W. Florida Ave., Denver, CO 80223)
While Ruby Hill may be well-known for it's winter time perks (one of the top sledding hills in the city as well as the terrain park for skiers and snowboarders), it also offers a magnificent view to the northeast year-round. Located just five miles south of downtown Denver, this hill sits at 5,390 feet, but climbing to the top promises a rewarding view.
6. Peaks Lounge (650 15th St., Denver, CO 80202)
Make your way to the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Hotel for a cocktail, dessert and one of the most well-known panoramic views of Downtown Denver and the surrounding Rocky Mountains. Your senses will be on overload as you sit back and take it all in.
7. Belleview Christian School (3455 W. 83rd, Westminster, CO 80031)
Just step outside this beautiful sandstone building which sits at one of the highest points in town and you will be treated to an amazing view of the city to the southeast. Walk around behind the school for an unbeatable layered look at the mountains to the norhtwest.
8. Inspiration Point Park (4901 Sheridan Blvd., Denver, CO 80212)
It's not called Inspiration Point for nothing. This urban gem, found 7 miles northwest of Downtown Denver, provides a stunning vista point for both the city and the front range.
What are some of your favorite scenic spots around Denver where you like to take in the gorgeous views? Please share in the comments below.
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