The District of Colorado Bankruptcy Court is looking forward to hosting the 2017 NCBC National Conference. The Denver metropolitan area and the state of Colorado have many attractions which will take your breath away.  We encourage attendees and their families to arrive a few days early or stay a few days later to take in the beauty and sites Denver and Colorado have to offer.   Here are just a few attractions which can be enjoyed:

Hotel Information:

Denver Marriott City Center
1701 California St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-297-1300
Renaissance Denver Downtown City Center Hotel (Overflow)
918 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-867-8100
Magnolia Denver (Overflow)
818 17th St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-607-9000

In Downtown Denver within walking distance of the Conference Hotel:

"Colorado State Capitol" cc image courtesy of Ben Simo on FLICKR

Walk to the state Capitol Building and walk up the West side steps and find the gold plaque.  Stand on the step where you will be exactly one-mile-high from sea level.  Check for a tour of the capital and climb the stairs to the observation deck for breath taking views, including Pike’s Peak and Long’s Peak.

Take a tour of the US Mint- advance reservations are required.  Please click here for information about a FREE tour of the Mint!

Take in a Museum - - Denver Art Museum is within walking distance and the Nature & Science Museum will need to be done via Uber, Cab, etc.

Enjoy an afternoon of High Tea and scones with your friends at the famous Brown Palace Hotel from 12-4, including house-made scones, Devonshire cream, preserves, finger sandwiches, pastries and, of course, your choice of hot tea.  Reservations are encouraged.

Denver Center of the Performing Arts - just a quick train ride or walk the 6 blocks to enjoy a play or a concert.  Check their website out for your choices.

Rockies Baseball - Our beloved Rockies will be in town playing the San Diego Padres.  Check out their website for tickets and information.

Exercise – Outside of the hotel are bikes which can be rented and you can spin around Denver.

Segway Tours - If you are feeling adventurous sign up for a Segway tour of Denver.  Check out their website. 

"Estes Park Sign" cc image courtesy of Mr.Tindc on FLICKR

Day Trips - Head North on I-25 to Estes Park.  Drive through the quaint town and stop by the Stanley Hotel, the setting for the movie The Shining.  If you are feeling really adventurous, continue west over Trail Ridge Road, the highest continuous highway in the United States.  Yes, even in July, one will see snow!!  At the Summit house one can turn around and head back to Estes Park and Denver or continue on to Grand Lake, a small mountain town with lots of little shops to explore.  Continue on US 40 over Berthoud Pass to I-70 and head East back to Denver.  Note:  will need to pay to enter the National Park.

Cheyenne Frontier Days - July 21st to 30th  drive 100 miles North of Denver on I-25 and take in a day at the Daddy of ‘em all and enjoy a rodeo, carnival, or even a concert.  Check out the website for more information.

"Air Force Academy Oath of Office" cc image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Colorado Springs area - Take a day and head South on I-25 for 70 miles to Colorado Springs and take in the Air Force Academy to see the magnificent Chapel, the parade grounds, etc.  Drive the Garden of the Gods and take in dramatic views of 300 foot towering sandstone rock formations.  Adventure to the top of Pikes Peak - you can either drive up the 19 miles to the top or take the Pike’s Peak Cog Railway.  Either way, once you are at the top, you can see what inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write America the Beautiful and on clear days one can see 5 states!!  Our suggestion is to do the Cog Railway and make your reservations early!

 

"Crystal Lake Reflection" cc image courtesy of alan Stark on FLICKR

West on I-70 - If you want to take in some of the beautiful Rocky Mountains without venturing too far off of the beaten path, head west on I-70 for approximately 30 miles to the mining town of Idaho Springs.  Enjoy a self-guided mine tour at Argo Mines and pan for gold or enjoy some mountain pie at the famous Beau Jo’s pizza… yes we do put honey on our pizza crusts!  If you are looking for a scenic drive near Idaho Springs head to Mount Evans and enjoy a picnic at Echo Lake or continue your adventure up to the top of the “Highway to the Sky” at the summit you will be 14,240 feet above sea level.   Mountain Goats and Big Horn sheep will be greeting you along the way!  NOTE: You will need to pay a State Park fee.