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Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

It's the morning after the Broncos' ugly Super Bowl defeat, and a lot of us are feeling pretty downbeat about now. But there's a very big bright spot: We live in Denver, a great American city that's got an incredible number of things going for it beyond whether our football team wins or loses.

As a reminder, we've drawn inspiration from a couple of past posts for a list of ten great things about Denver more than capable of easing any lingering Super Bowl pain. Count them down below.

Number 10:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

No need to wait for Denver Cruisers rides during the summer....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...when you can now rent a B-cycle all year long....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...and ride Denver's 650 miles of paved bike paths whenever the mood strikes and the weather allows (which is almost always). Number 9:

Colorado has some of the earliest opening days for ski resorts across the country....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss
Photo by Jeremy Swanson courtesy of Aspen/Snowmass

...and there are 25 of them within a hundred miles of the city. Continue to keep counting down our list of ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of a Super Bowl loss.   Number 8:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Red Rocks concerts don't only happen in the summertime now....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...as proven this past weekend, when Jurassic 5 and Ghostland Observatory celebrated Winter on the Rocks. Number 7:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Maybe because Denver has the highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...there are plenty of great bookstores in town -- with lots of stuff to read about other than sports. Continue to keep counting down our list of ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of a Super Bowl loss.   Number 6:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

With the biggest urban parks system in the country....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...and many of the planet's best mountain parks within easy driving distance....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...it's no wonder we're regularly named one of the fittest U.S. cities. Number 5:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

We've got the horses....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...whether it's football season or not. Continue to keep counting down our list of ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of a Super Bowl loss.   Number 4:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Seattle may have a bigger reputation for java....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...but Denver's building up one helluva buzz when it comes to delicious coffee, and wonderful places at which to enjoy it. Number 3:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Now, adults without medical marijuana cards can legally light up....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...and there seem to be a lot of them taking advantage. Continue to keep counting down our list of ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of a Super Bowl loss.   Number 2:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Denver is said to brew more varieties of beer daily than any other city....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...whether the Great American Beer Festival is in town or not. Number 1:

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

Whatever color the chile in Denver....

Photos: Ten great things about Denver that can ease the pain of the Super Bowl loss

...it's hot whether the Broncos are or not.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.

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