Denver – Travel Guide, Things to Do & The Zoo (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Colorado

After 2 really great days in Yellowstone National Park, the city of Denver in the state of Colorado was today the last stop on our tour through the west of the USA. Behind us was a distance of more than 3,000 kilometers through 6 US states (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Colorado).


The road from Yellowstone National Park to Denver

From the eastern exit of Yellowstone National Park (N Fork Highway) we drove the long way(almost 1000 kilometers) towards Denver.

On the way is the small village of Cody, where you can see the Buffalo Bill Statue. Otherwise, Interstate 25 is quite boring and bleak… In the early evening we arrived in Denver and had booked a cheap hotel right on the interstate.

A quick tour of Denver

Denver is the capital of the U.S. state of Colorado and has a population of about 600,000. The city at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains is a mile above sea level and is therefore also known as the Mile High City.

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The city of Denver, Colorado

Today we had time to explore the city a little before tomorrow morning at 8.20 am our flight to the East Coast to New York. We looked a little bit at downtown, the Daniels & Fisher Tower, the (equipped) Colorado State Capitol and the Coutry Building.

A visit to the zoo

In the afternoon we were at the Denver Zoo, which is located in the middle of city park. Founded in 1896, the zoo is one of the top ten zoos in America and has a lot to offer. It is home to more than 4,000 animals from all over the world.

Denver’s Starbucks Cup

We are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series

Denver has several Starbucks stores and also its own cup 🙂

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Denver’s Starbucks City Cup

All travelogues from the USA (2012)

This trip through the USA took us through 10 different states in 17 days. We started with a short stopover in the megacity Chicago. From there we continued by plane to Los Angeles and from there by rental car via Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Salt Lake City and Yellowstone National Park to Denver. For the last leg of our trip we went to the East Coast, where we visited New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. All in all an incredibly varied round trip with really many highlights.
Route USA 2012 » Illinois: Chicago – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
» California: Los Angeles – Walk of Fame, Chinese Theatre & Hollywood Sign
» Nevada: Las Vegas – Casinos, Fremont Street & the Las Vegas Sign
» Utah: Zion National Park – Attractions & Hiking Trails
» Utah: Bryce Canyon – Navajo Loop, Wall Street & Viewpoints
» Utah: Salt Lake City – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
» Idaho: Idaho Falls – The Waterfalls & the Yellowstone Bear World
» Wyoming: Yellowstone National Park – Travel Guide & Things to Do
» Colorado: Denver – Travel Guide, Things to Do & The Zoo
» New York: New York in one day? The perfect route to walk through Manhattan
» New York: New York – One World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial
» New York: New York – Travel Guide for a visit to the Statue of Liberty
» Pennsylvania: Philadelphia – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & the Liberty Bell
» Disctrict of Columbia: Washington D.C. – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots