Gay Travel Denver

From outdoor recreation such as skiing and mountain biking to renowned fine dining, great museums, and, of course, an active gay nightlife. Founded in 1858, Denver sits just 15 miles east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and offers more than 200 parks, from pocket parks to the 314 acres of City Park. The Queen City of the Plains, so named because of its role in the agricultural industry, also has 29 recreation centers. Gay Denver is a city for the active so don’t be surprised if you are floored by the tanned and toned bodies you see when walking around the city or dancing in a club.

Denver is a huge sports town and a dream for the queer jocks among us. Denver is one of the few U.S. cities with four major sport teams—the Broncos (NFL), the Rockies (MLB), the Avalanche (NHL) and the Nuggets (NBA). It also only one of three U.S. cities - Chicago and New York being the other two - to have a team in eight major sports leagues. Denver may seem like it is only for the active gay traveler, but this friendly city is welcoming to all types.

Denver Gay Scene

Denver has a large and thriving gay scene and there are a few gay and gay-popular neighborhoods. LoDo or Lower Downtown, Capitol Hill and South Broadway are all focus points for Denver’s gay scene and each has a mix of restaurants, shops, galleries and bars that make them worth more then a quick pick.

Denver throws its annual Pride Fest—with international drag shows, rainbow dress contests, volleyball tournaments and a parade - in June, drawing an estimated 250,000.  There is a gay rodeo every July. The city also boasts regular performances by Harmony, a GLBT singing group.

Gay-Friendly Dining

Denver’s restaurant scene is growing everyday and there are more than enough gay-friendly options to satisfy any craving.

Fruition Restaurant

Fruition Restaurant is a small, intimate gay-friendly neighborhood restaurant.


Ultimately, this is an gay-friendly American-style restaurant heavy on French technique, influence, and philosophy with flawless service and an eclectic assortment of international wines.

Palace Arms at the Brown Palace

The legendary gay-friendly restaurant is for the food and wine aficionado.

Gay-Friendly Nightlife

Denver’s gay nightlife is the same as everything else in Denver. That is, the gay bars and clubs in Denver are full of active and fun loving people that will share a few drinks with you are night and then invite you to go mountain biking with them in the morning.