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Hello fellow Denverites and friends! I am interested in visiting every City Council District (11 now) in our fair Mile High City/Queen City of the Plains (I'd say every neighborhood, but not sure I'm THAT ambitious!). Not just visiting them, but learning about them and documenting them here at the end of the second decade of the 21st Century (that sounds high and mighty, so perhaps a blog is in order?).

I love Denver, walking, history and photography, so why not, right? Might even see if we can get our City Councilors to join us to share their District knowledge.

I would like to spend about 2 hours once or twice a month most likely on Sunday mornings doing this (and perhaps a summer evening or two as well for shorter walks), so whoever is interested in joining me, awesome! If you live in the neighborhood we are visiting and/or have history and/or stories to share, even better.

Depending on the day/time/group mood we may even stop for coffee/brunch/lunch after our walks, but like this group itself, that is always optional.

All that said, I am not a guide, I'm not a historian, heck, I'm not even a native, but my great grandparents settled in Colorado over 100 years ago, so I have roots in our great state, and this is my home. I will do some research before each journey to find a good route and interesting sites to visit, but it's really about being present wherever we are.

We'll get some decent exercise as we hoof it across the city, and some people have labeled me a fast walker, but this is meant to be fun and hopefully educational as well, not a power-walking exercise.

There are no fees or dues, and this is an at-your-own-risk opportunity to celebrate Denver and our existence in it (it can be dangerous out there – I was hit by a truck running across an intersection in 2012!), so if you choose to accept this adventure, please bring a good pair of walking shoes, possibly some water and snacks, and an open mind and heart!

Upcoming events (2)

Explore the Historic Baker Neighborhood

Landmark's Mayan Theatre

***NOTE: This is replacing the LoDo walk, which has been rescheduled to June 23 due to the Colfax Marathon*** For our second photowalk we will explore the vibrant, historic and funky Baker Neighborhood mostly along South Broadway. Now known as SoBo (South Broadway), this was formerly called the Miracle Mile in a re-branding of the area in the early 1900s. This area has some of my favorite places and restaurants, so it's always fun to pop over, and I really don't have any photos of it, so game on! We will meet in front of the historic and beautiful Landmark Mayan Theatre on the northeast corner of 1st and Broadway. You can park on Broadway or Lincoln, with the latter usually being easier to find spots north of 1st Avenue. Please arrive by 9:30am so that we can start walking at 9:45am and be done by noon. We will explore this fun, urban neighborhood for about two hours, so please bring good walking shoes, water & a snack, comfortable and layered clothing and an appetite for adventure!

Explore LoDo - Larimer Square, Union Station and the Oxford Hotel

***NOTE: Moving this one from May 19 to June 23 due to the Colfax Marathon that will make it too challenging to get to/from LoDo/Downtown that day.*** For our third photowalk will explore the vibrant and ever-changing neighborhood of Lower Downtown aka LoDo. We will meet in front of Ted's Montana Grill on the northwest corner of Larimer and 14th Street. While metered street parking is FREE on Sundays, parking anywhere downtown is notoriously challenging, so if you can walk/bike/scooter/public transport/ride service it will save time finding a spot. There are also several (pay) parking garages that aren't too pricey. Here are some resources: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/home-page.html https://parking.com/denver/parking-near/39.7472451/-104.99945960000002/1400-larimer-st?lot_id=&showListOnly=0&view=daily&sw&ne&facility&valet&general=&displayFullCity=0 Please arrive by 9:30am so that we can start walking at 9:45am and be done by noon. We will explore this fun, urban neighborhood for about two hours, so please bring good walking shoes, water & a snack, comfortable and layered clothing, and an appetite for adventure!

Past events (1)

Explore Cap Hill - The Funky Heart of Denver

Stoney's Bar and Grill

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