Area & Activities

Showcasing a rich cultural heritage, Colorado is the ideal destination for open-air activities, events and festivals, and our hotel near Denver places you at the heart of it all. Whether you stay on-site at our resort hotel or explore the local area, it's easy to have fun when you visit Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. Make a splash in one of our indoor and outdoor pools or float down the seasonal lazy river. After flying into Denver International Airport, check in and venture out to explore attractions near the hotel, including Pepsi Center and Empower Field at Mile High.

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Local Experiences

Our world-class concierges offer expert assistance to help you plan your visit, purchase tickets, make reservations and ensure a memorable visit with the plethora of things to do in Colorado.

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Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center provides easy access to premier shopping destinations around Aurora and Denver, Colorado. Plus, don't forget to stop by one of our souvenir shops to pick up something for friends and family back home.

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Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is located less than 30 minutes from the Resort at the former Lowry Air Force Base. The museum boasts more than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts and more.

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Gaylord Rockies Resort offers first-class transportation services with an emphasis on service.
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The Wild Animal Sanctuary

The Wild Animal Sanctuary operates a beautiful and natural habitat for its rescued animals who come from captive situations. They are rescued and rehabilitated so they can live and roam freely in large natural habitats with others of their own kind.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

One of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the nation with more than 15,000 acres of land. It's a place where wildlife thrives and where visitors can reconnect with nature and experience the many wildlife-dependent opportunities the Refuge has to offer. Walk the many easy hiking trails, take the self-guided Wildlife Drive auto tour, observe more than 330 species of wildlife. 

Union Station

Located downtown, Denver's Union Station boasts an eclectic array of the city's top restaurants and bars. You are invited to explore everything the vibrant gathering space has to offer.

Colorado State Capitol

The golden-domed Colorado State Capitol is one of the prominent features in Denver's skyline. The 13th step on the west side of the Capitol is exactly one mile above sea level, thus the name "mile high city".

Denver Zoo

Explore Denver Zoo like never before! Get nose to beak with a penguin, smell the fish on a sea lion's breath or get the insider's scoop on elephants.

United States Mint

The U.S. Mint, one of the US's six facilities, is where the American currency is created and part of the country's gold reserves are stored. Visitors can take a free guided tour of the facility to learn about the history and process of making money.
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Local attractions

Dry Dock Brewing Company - North Dock

2801 Tower Road

8.0 km S from hotel

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

6550 Gateway Road

16.1 km W from hotel

Stanley Marketplace

2501 Dallas St.

17.7 km SW from hotel

Union Station

1701 Wynkoop

29.0 km W from hotel

The Wild Animal Sanctuary

2999 County Road 53

53.1 km NE from hotel

Cherry Creek State Park

4201 S. Parker Rd.

27.4 km S from hotel

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

7711 E. Academy Blvd.

22.5 km SW from hotel

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre

18300 W. Alameda Pkwy

51.5 km SW from hotel

Broncos Stadium at Mile High

1701 Bryant St.

32.2 km SW from hotel

Coors Field

2001 Blake St.

29.0 km W from hotel

Colorado State Capitol

200 E. Colfax Ave.

30.6 km SW from hotel

Rocky Mountain National Park

1000 US Highway 36

122.3 km NW from hotel

Garden of the Gods

1805 N. 30th Street

127.1 km S from hotel

16th Street Mall

16th Street

29.0 km SW from hotel

Denver Zoo

2300 Steele Street

25.7 km SW from hotel

Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd

24.1 km SW from hotel

Ball Arena

1000 Chopper Circle

30.6 km W from hotel

United States Mint

320 W. Colfax Ave.

32.2 km SW from hotel

Molly Brown House

1340 Pennsylvania St.

30.6 km SW from hotel

Pikes Peak

5089 Pikes Peak Highway

175.4 km S from hotel

Fitness nearby

Family and children's activities

Arapahoe Springs Pool and Lazy River

An exclusive amenity for guests, Arapahoe Springs is the perfect place to enjoy our climate-controlled indoor pool, heated outdoor pool, three water slides (48" height requirement) and lazy river. Swim, sip a cool drink and bask in the Colorado sun.

Outdoor Fun

Kids and parents alike will enjoy a round of disc golf or miniature golf, a fast paced tennis match, a game of pickleball, or a pick up game of basketball at our outdoor recreation area.


Surprise that special someone with a unique gift from Rockies Trading Post, Relâche Spa Boutique or enjoy premier shopping at Southlands, Northfield Stapleton and Stanley Marketplace.

More activities

Boating (24.1 km) Hiking (16.1 km) Horseback riding (19.3 km) Kayaking (24.1 km) River rafting (27.4 km) Sailing (27.4 km) Nature preserve, trail (14.5 km)
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