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.
Number 10: No need to wait for Denver Cruisers rides during the summer.... ...when you can now rent a B-cycle all year long.... ...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.... ...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: Red Rocks concerts don't only happen in the summertime now.... ...as proven this past weekend, when Jurassic 5 and Ghostland Observatory celebrated Winter on the Rocks. Number 7: Maybe because Denver has the highest percentage of high school and college graduates in the country.... ...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: With the biggest urban parks system in the country.... ...and many of the planet's best mountain parks within easy driving distance.... ...it's no wonder we're regularly named one of the fittest U.S. cities. Number 5: We've got the horses.... ...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: Seattle may have a bigger reputation for java.... ...but Denver's building up one helluva buzz when it comes to delicious coffee, and wonderful places at which to enjoy it. Number 3: Now, adults without medical marijuana cards can legally light up.... ...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: Denver is said to brew more varieties of beer daily than any other city.... ...whether the Great American Beer Festival is in town or not. Number 1: Whatever color the chile in Denver.... ...it's hot whether the Broncos are or not.
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