Gateway City Denver Is A Photographer’s Dream

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Sky Terrace: The Anschutz Family Sky Terrace at the museum offers unparalleled views of The Mile High City. The best time to go is a cloudless morning when the museum opens for the day.

16th Street Mall: This mile-long pedestrian promenade is always buzzing with energy. Get a shot of the historic D&F Clocktower on 16th and Arapahoe, or the Denver Pavilions’ 20-foot-high sign.

“I See What You Mean” (aka “The Blue Bear”): Head down to the Colorado Convention Center for a photo beneath this 40-foot-tall sculpture. Position your subject underneath the bear, stand back about 50 feet, point and click. Voila – a true “Only In Denver” photograph.

Confluence Park: Denver was founded at this park, which marks the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. To get the city skyline in the background, Confluence is best photographed in the afternoon.

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre: Red Rocks is a 9,000-seat amphitheater carved out of 300-foot-high red sandstone monoliths. Snap some shots of the venue and stage, but also get some panoramic pics of Denver and the plains from atop the Amphitheatre.

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Head down to the Colorado Convention Center for a photo beneath the 40-foot-tall “I See What You Mean” (aka “The Blue Bear”) sculpture. Photo courtesy of Visit Denver

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