Vacations often involve a choice: city or country? But Denver offers the best of both worlds: a major city — with all the arts, culture and dining options you could want in an urban setting — surrounded by thousands of acres of wilderness to explore. There are nine state parks within an hour’s drive from downtown Denver, along with Rocky Mountain National Park (home of Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous paved road in the country), Colorado National Monument and numerous national forests, wilderness areas and open space lands. If you want to make the great outdoors your home base, there are hundreds of campgrounds, cabins, RV parks and dispersed campsites across the Front Range. You’ll be close enough to The Mile High City to grab dinner or catch a show and far enough away to see the stars!