Denver’s climate and mindset are conducive to being in the great outdoors whether hiking, biking, running or walking. Financial technology site, SmartAsset ranked The Mile High City in the top 10 “Best Places for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Live and Work” in 2020, citing its nearby parkland, open space capacity and recreation economy, as well as air quality, number of commuters who bike to work and more. Fellow city, Colorado Springs, also made the top 10. In a 2019 report, WalletHub named Denver in the top 10 of the “100 Best Cities for an Active Lifestyle” based on various factors including favorable weather and the number of available parks and trails. Outdoor retailer and co-op, REI, named Denver one of its “Top 50 cities to #OptOutside.”