Welcome to the Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast
Averaging 300 days of sunshine a year, Denver is a clean, young
and green city whose love of the outdoors translates into over 200
parks, dozens of tree-lined boulevards, 90 golf courses and an
incredible 650 miles of paved bike trails. Touted to be the highest
educated and thinnest city in the country, the best place for cats
and dogs and the city with the most baby boomers, Denver has burned
to the ground, flooded, been hit by tornados and earthquakes but
always comes back strong. It's no surprise that the city's heroes
are John Elway - the greatest come-from-behind football king of all
time, and Molly Brown - who proved unsinkable on the Titanic.
Denver's vibrant downtown is centered around a mile-long
pedestrian promenade lined with outdoor cafes and flower baskets.
Some of the city's top attractions including the Denver Pavilions
and Denver Art Museum are within easy walking distance.
Architecture reflects the city's three boom periods: Victorian,
when silver was discovered in Leadville; turn of the century, when
gold was discovered in Cripple Creek; and contemporary, when the
energy boom added skyscrapers to the downtown skyline. The mountain
panorama visible from downtown is 120 miles long with 200 named
Lower Downtown, known as "LoDo," offers one of the nation's
greatest concentrations of Victorian buildings and warehouses, many
of which have been refurbished to house restaurants, art galleries,
offices, shops and the brew pubs and micro breweries that make
Denver "the beer capital." Downtown is also the home of Auraria
Campus where three colleges have over 30,000 students, and Six
Flags Elitch Gardens theme park, which is similar to Copenhagen's
For sports and outdoor enthusiasts, Denver is the smallest city to
support seven professional sports teams. Outside of Denver, the
Rockies await, filled with year-round opportunities for hiking,
skiing and other outdoor adventures.