The largest city in Colorado and the state capital is Denver, the Mile High City. Situated at 5,280 feet above sea level, Denver rests at the foot of the impressive Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, and at the crest of a gradual rise in elevation from east to west across the Great Plains. A hub of commercial activity for not only Colorado but all surrounding states, Denver is a transportation center, with three major highways, a major airport, and a variety of railroads serving the city.
Denver is also the gateway to the ski resorts in the mountains, including world-class facilities in Vail, Aspen, Steamboat Springs, Winter Park, Breckinridge, Loveland Pass and many other mountain locations. Finally, with Downtown redevelopment in the 2000s and an economic boom largely due to telecommunications, Denver is an attractive environment for finding work. The city boasts franchises in all five major league sports leagues, with world class venues in and around Downtown.