The Ultimate Guide to Experiencing Denver, Colorado in the Winter

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Colorado is beautiful during the Summer months, but absolutely majestic during the Winter. I am more than convinced that visiting Denver during snowfall should be a bucket list trip. Here’s the ultimate guide to enjoying Denver during Winter.

Best Way to Get to Denver, Colorado During Winter

The most convenient way to fly into Denver, Colorado is to fly into Denver International airport. You can also fly into Colorado Springs Municipal airport which serves as Denver International’s cheaper alternative. Be careful when choosing the alternative during the Winter because Denver’s weather can get harsh, and traveling to Denver from Colorado Springs can become dangerous if you are not used to or equipped to travel in snowier terrains.

What Kind of Car Should You Rent In Denver, Colorado in the Winter

Denver, Colorado is known for its snow-capped mountains, icy roads, and snowy days in the Winter. When visiting Denver, Colorado during the Winter the safest vehicle you can get is one with 4 wheel drive. Having to travel up the mountains, and riding through unplowed snow is something you should keep in mind that you might be doing while visiting. Cars are ok to drive also, especially if you are used to driving in the snow.

Denver also has a great public transportation system, so taking this form of transportation is also reliable, and safe. You can call their customer care line to check out their fares, and routes. They will help you plan out your trip. They also have a FreeMall ride where visitors can catch a free shuttle that’s easy to hop on, and off to explore the downtown area.

Where to Stay in Denver, Colorado During the Winter

When choosing where to stay in Denver, Colorado during the Winter, you need to have an understanding of what exactly you have on your to-do list, and what type of amenities you need.

Hyatt House: Best Suites With Kitchen Near Aiport

If you want the convenience of easy airport access, being able to make your own meals, and an easy route to Echo Mountain(1-hour trip), then Hyatt House is a great hotel. Hyatt House has great views of the mountains, and the rooms and bathrooms are modern and updated.

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center: Best City views & Downtown Convenience

If you are planning to stay in Downtown Denver than the Hyatt Regency Denver is a great choice. They have great city views, and some rooms have mountain views. The Colorado Convention Center is in the central part of Downtown Denver, and you will be in walking distance of many restaurants, museums, and activities.

Where to Eat in Denver, Colorado

Komotodo Sushi Burrito

Looking for sushi, and want to try something new. Try Komotodo Sushi Burrito while you are in Denver. They also have sushi bowls, and sides like fried mushrooms, and house/special fries.


Torchy’s is a good place to go to if you have a taste for tacos, or needing a quick breakfast. They have a huge menu with all types of creations to choose from.

Biju’s Little Curry Shop

Biju’s is basically an Indian curry Chipotle. If you like spicy then you should definitely eat there. Biju’s also made an appearance on Food Networks Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri.

Things to Do in Denver, Colorado in the Winter

Exploring Denver, Colorado is beautiful, however; the cold can be brutal. Make sure you are wearing the right attire, and you are prepared with the ultimate ski Trip Packing list.

Colorado Snowboarding/Skiing at Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain is the closes ski resort to Denver, Colorado, and the most affordable. They have tubing available, along with skiing, and snowboarding. You are able to rent out gear, and utilize their facilities while visiting Echo Mountain.

Read about our Echo Mountain snowboarding experience here.

Denver Art Musem

Denver, Colorado has an amazing Art museum. They have two floors that have kid-friendly exhibits, and a room where you are able to participate in your own art projects.

Denver, Colorado Red Rocks 

On the way to the Red Rock Amphitheater, there are breathtaking views in every turn. In the Winter the Red Rocks are semi-covered with snow, and the landscape looks so amazing.

Denver’s Giant Blue Bear at the Colorado Convention Center

Denver’s famous “I see what you mean” A.K.A the Giant Blue Bear sculpture is a must see while visiting Denver, Colorado. This 40-foot bear is located at the Colorado Convention Center, which appears to be playfully, looking into the windows.

Denver, Colorado is a Bucket List dream in the Winter. Denver has the mountains, the Red Rocks, nature, and fun local activities, it just couldn’t get any better. I would love to come back and visit next year to explore more of Denver with just my husband even the boys loved every second of being here. If you found this information helpful, please share it! Remember, Travel $mart, save money, strengthen your marriage, grow closer as a family, refocus on values, dismantle stereotypes, and create a happier home life.

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