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Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

Denver is a beautiful city, especially on days devoid of any brown cloud, and there are dozens of places where you can get a memorable shot. Here are five spots that offer a great view of the city or the mountains -- and, in some rare cases, both. See also: Best Bathroom with a View of Denver -- Amato's Ale House

Two parkgoers enjoy the view from Ruby Hill.
Two parkgoers enjoy the view from Ruby Hill.
Antonio Valenzuela

Ruby Hill Most locals identify Ruby Hill with winter days spent sledding down the steep hills, but this south Denver park also offers a magnificent view to the northeast. The park, which borders the South Platte River, overlooks Overland Golf Course; scattered throughout are interesting pieces of public art. In the summer residents enjoy the swimming pool and BBQ areas -- as well as that view!

A closer view from Ruby Hill.
A closer view from Ruby Hill.
Antonio Valenzuela
Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

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A view from the Dam Road right at sunset.
A view from the Dam Road right at sunset.
Jeremy Pape

Aurora Dam Road The Dam Road runs between I-225 and the Cherry Creek Reservoir between East Union Boulevard and Parker Road, and offers a great view to the northwest. With the reservoir on one side and the city on the other, this road is a lovely spot for a stroll -- especially as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

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A boat drags tubers on Sloan's Lake.
A boat drags tubers on Sloan's Lake.
Antonio Valenzuela

Sloan's LakeThe biggest lake within Denver city limits, Sloan's Lake is enjoyed by cyclists, joggers, wake- boarders and jet skiers alike. Standing on the west side of the lake looking east, you get a view of historic Lake Middle School surrounded by trees -- with the downtown skyline sneaking in right over top.

Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

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Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

Belleview Christian College Located at 83rd Avenue and Irving Street, one of the highest points in town, the beautiful sandstone building that houses Belleview Christian College features an amazing view of the city to the southeast; at sunset, the red stone adds vibrancy to the scene. And from behind the school, you can capture a wonderful layered scene of the mountains and fields to the northwest.

Sandstone gleams in the sunlight at Belleview Christian College.
Sandstone gleams in the sunlight at Belleview Christian College.
Antonio Valenzuela
Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

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The view west from Inspiration Point.
The view west from Inspiration Point.
Antonio Valenzuela

Inspiration Point Park A real urban gem, Inspiration Point Park has a lovely trail -- and several stunning views. The park overlooks Willis Case Golf Course to the east and, despite pesky powerlines, that's still a nice vista. And from this high vantage point, the view to the northwest is spectacular, with the Rocky Mountain skyline behind the northern suburbs.

The view east from Inspiration Point.
The view east from Inspiration Point.
Antonio Valenzuela
Five great views -- both mountain and city -- around Denver

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