and pathways throughout the metro area.
Forty state parks and three national parks
are just a short drive from Denver, with
prime recreational opportunities for biking,
hiking, camping, fishing and skiing.
The stunning Rocky Mountains, located
within 100 miles of metro Denver, are
home to some 25 world-class ski resorts,
offering downhill and cross-country skiing,
snowboarding, inner-tubing fun and mountain climbing. No matter your skill level,
there is an outdoor activity you’ll likely
enjoy. Thousands of acres of open space
dot the area, giving citizens a huge outdoor
playground to hike, bike, ski, snowshoe and
more just steps from their homes.
The mountains are also excellent places to
recreate in the summer, at which time the
resorts are a spectacular background for a
variety of music and food festivals, as well
as outdoor activities like mountain biking,
river rafting and horseback riding. Denver’s
extensive trail system includes one of the
longest recreational trails in the metro
Denver area: the High Line Canal, which
runs 60 miles and connects Douglas, Arapahoe and Denver counties.
Golf lovers will also be pleased with the
Denver metro area. More than 75 public
and private golf courses are located
throughout the region, providing both
seasoned and novice golfers a host of
choices. Hunting, boating, sailing, wind
surfing, swimming and fishing in Colorado’s many streams, lakes and reservoirs are
other recreational options.
EDUCATION AND MORE
This is one smart city. Denver boasts the
second-highest percentage of college graduates in the country. About 90 percent
of the adult population consists of high
school graduates and 40. 5 percent have
Educational options abound for students
of every stripe. Public and private schools
both offer an array of educational options
for primary and secondary students.
Denver’s open enrollment policy allows
students living in one district to attend
any school in another district. This policy
allows parents to select a school that
matches a child’s individual needs, and
accountability reports are available by
area school districts.
Higher education in the region runs
the gamut from vocational schools
and community colleges to world-class
research institutions and professional
schools. A broad spectrum of under-
graduate programs makes it desirable for
residents to attend college in state. Colo-
rado universities receive more than $774
million in research grants annually and
create huge benefits for the entire commu-
nity. A number of Denver’s colleges and
universities offer nontraditional or adult
education programs, and distance-learning
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More than 400 families call Candelas home.
Five Community Parks • Two Swim & Fitness Clubs • 193 Acres
of On-Site Open Space with 13.5 Miles of Trails • Future On-Site
School Planned • 11,500 Acres of Surrounding Open Space • Future
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