The public transportation in Denver is one of the most efficient systems in the country.
The RTD (Regional Transportation District) was even ranked #1 in national public transit systems by U.S. News and World Report. It’s a big perk for people living in Denver who prefer not to own a vehicle.
Local and Regional Bus Service: The backbone of Denver’s public transportation has to be the RTD buses. They offer Local routes serving cities like Boulder, Golden, Arvada, and downtown Denver; Regional routes that can get you all the way up into the Rockies; and Express routes that can you from here to there in a jiffy. Altogether, there are 125 bus routes that drive over eight counties in Colorado.
The buses run frequently. There’s also a Park-n-Ride in practically every town, where residents can park their cars and catch the bus to save on gas costs and avoid driving in traffic.
Light Rail and Getting Around Downtown Denver: The Light Rail travels around downtown Denver, and has lines extending to the cities of Littleton, Lincoln, and Golden.
One-way Ticket: $2.25
Monthly Pass: $79.00
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre: More than 250 million years in the making, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre features natural acoustics for outdoor concerts and spectacular views for hiking trails.
Butterfly pavilion and insect center: One of the most unique "wild Denver" spots can be found just a few miles from downtown Denver at the 30,000-square-foot Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster.
This amazing attraction combines science education with hands-on fun to teach visitors about invertebrates, science and conservation.
Denver Art Museum: The Denver Art Museum opened its sleek new wing, the Hamilton Building. The spare, modern space contrasts with the medieval fortress of the old museum, now referred to as the North Building.
16th Street Mall: Take a stroll through Denver's 16th Street Mall, an outdoor shopping and dining center in the Mile High City. Dozens of restaurants and boutiques join chain stores.
The Denver Zoo: Covers 80 acres in City Park, and more than 1.6 million people visit each year. Today, the zoo houses almost 4,000 animals from across the world.