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Denver, Colorado: Accessible Adventures

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Denver, Colorado, known as the Mile High City, is a city that has so much to offer to anyone, including people with disabilities.  I’ve traveled to Denver numerous times on business and had the opportunity to experience how easy it was to access just about anything I wanted to do! 

You may not think Denver would be a very diverse city, but in fact, almost half of its population is Hispanic, Native American, and more.  The weather in Denver is almost perfect with an average of 245 days of sunshine each year with an average temperature of 64 degrees F.  And, it’s also a very accessible city. 

Accessible options for all

You have options for accessible taxis such as Metro Cab and Yellow Cab Mobility Plus, accessible hotels, and plenty of accessible venues and attractions.  Over the years, I’ve had so many memorable experiences in Denver.  From crazy weather – waking up to 8” of snow and by the afternoon it was 70 degrees (common for Denver), to meetings on the turf at Empire Field at Mile High, to meeting Dave Matthews and his band in the lobby of my hotel – and so much more.

Plus, there are so many things to enjoy outside of the city limits. Denver has worked hard to be accessible to everyone so you won’t be disappointed.  I can’t wait to get back to Denver and here are a few things I recommend for you to experience.

Adapted sports and activities

There are so many outdoor activities and adapted sports for people with disabilities to enjoy in and near Denver.  From hiking, to skiing, to rock climbing and more, Denver is a place where you can enjoy the great outdoors all year long.  Check out this site for more information and experience your favorite sport or activity!

Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens is a sanctuary of natural beauty and tranquility, featuring a variety of themed gardens and impressive plant collections. The gardens offer wheelchair-accessible paths, ramps, and elevators, for most of the indoor and outdoor areas, but in some areas you will need assistance. The Gardens also have accessible restrooms and designated parking spaces.  It’s a beautiful place to have your “Zen” moment!.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is an amazing institution that offers educational and engaging experiences for visitors of all abilities. The museum provides accessible entrances, elevators, and spacious galleries, making it easy for individuals with disabilities to navigate through the exhibits.

Visitors can explore topics such as prehistoric fossils and outer space discoveries through interactive displays and immersive exhibits. The museum also offers assistive listening devices and tactile elements for individuals with visual impairments.

Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is a world-class facility that is home to a wide variety of animal species from around the globe. The zoo provides accessible pathways, ramps, and wheelchair-accessible exhibits throughout the park. Visitors can enjoy up-close encounters with animals, educational presentations, and even interactive feeding experiences. The zoo also offers accessible restrooms, designated parking spaces, and wheelchair rental services.

Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is an amazing structure that showcases a huge collection of artworks from different periods and cultures. The museum offers wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, and galleries, and also provides audio guides and descriptive labels for visually impaired visitors.  Additionally, the museum’s programming includes accessible events and workshops, offering opportunities for active participation and engagement for individuals of all abilities.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, located just outside of Denver, is a natural wonder and a world-famous concert venue. The park offers accessible parking spaces, paved paths, and designated accessible seating areas within the amphitheater. Visitors can explore the breathtaking rock formations and enjoy the stunning vistas of the surrounding landscape. Red Rocks also hosts various accessible events and concerts.

Denver, Colorado is a travel destination for anyone who loves the outdoors and also enjoys amazing experiences indoors.  It also happens to be a great accessible city for people with disabilities. Plan your trip with an experienced travel agent such as Travel for All and get ready for an amazing time!

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