In the summer of 1858, a small group of prospectors from Georgia crossed the great plains of the Colorado Territory and made a region-changing discovery at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Gold. And although not much of the precious metal was found, the mere whisper of the word was enough to start a veritable stampede into the region. After all, the California Gold Rush had occurred just nine years earlier.
The whispers were enough to entice people to live in Colorado. While not much gold was found at that time, Colorado does have active gold mines (and lead among many other mineral ores) operating today.
One visit to Denver is all most people need to insist upon moving here someday if not in the immediate feature. So much to see and do in town and the short drive to the mountains, offers something for everyone. From fashionists in Cherry Creek to the 14er conquerer in the mountains, Denver has it going on.
The Mile High City, as it is known around town, sits at 5,280 feet. The purple row of seats at Coors Field marks the elevation, reminding us to "Live High!"