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» Snap it in Denver: 12 of the city’s best photography spots
Snap it in Denver: 12 Denver's best photography spots
Image: Scott Dressell-Martin

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the city’s best photography spots

This article was created in partnership with Visit Denver


Check out some of the best spots for beautiful photo opportunities in Colorado’s capital Denver – or the Mile-High City. Whether it’s for social media bragging rights or you need some stunning scenic backdrops, here are some of the best spots in Denver to hone your photography skills…

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre

Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre is one of America’s premier outdoor entertainment venues showcasing some of the world’s biggest artists. The walls are formed by giant sandstone outcroppings higher than Niagara Falls, offering the perfect backdrop for a family photo with panoramic mountain views in the background during the day or to showcase your latest awesome concert tickets!

Snap it in Denver: 12 Denver's best photography spots
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City Park

City Park is a trendy urban park with glistening lakes and unforgettable views of Denver’s skyline; the perfect place to enjoy some of Denver’s 300 annual days of sunshine and to snap an atmospheric photo of the city as the sun sets behind the Rocky Mountain Front Range.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Visit Denver

Larimer Square

Larimer Square is Denver’s downtown shopping and dining district. It’s a top spot to get a creative urban photo with canopy lights twinkling above contrasted with the historic Victorian buildings that are now home to trendy restaurants and boutiques.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
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Sculpture Park

Sculpture Park is an outdoor venue at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, the ideal location for a funky photo with your own flair. It features two 50-foot high sculptures called ‘The Dancers’ that tower above you.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Evan Semon

Denver Union Station

Denver Union Station is the re-imagined 1914 railway station now connecting lower downtown with Denver International Airport by fast train. This beautiful Beaux Arts-style building, transportation, dining and retail hub will wow photographers both inside and out with its façade, stone clock tower and stunningly redesigned high-ceilinged historic interior.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Scott Dressell-Martin

16th Street Mall

Designed by famous architect I.M. Pei, 16th Street Mall is a mile-long pedestrian photo opportunity. Its walkway of coloured granite appears as a diamondback rattlesnake from above, and below, thousands of bright flowers line the footpath with street performers, musicians and artists along the way.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Steve Mohlenkamp

Colorado State Capitol

The Colorado State Capitol building was constructed in the 1890s from white granite, topped by a magnificent gold dome sure to enhance your photo of this charming historic building. The fifth step is exactly one mile high, giving Denver its famous tag, the Mile-High City. The Colorado State Capitol is a popular selfie spot! 

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
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Denver Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens comprises 45 different colourful gardens such as the Dryland Mesa that features unique drought-tolerant plants from Mediterranean areas. A nature photographer’s dream!

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Visit Denver

Denver Blue Bear

Don’t forget to take a fun photo with your friends at Denver’s iconic Blue Bear, a 12-metre-high sculpture created by local artist Lawrence Argent, which appears to be peering into the Colorado Convention Center lobby.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Visit Denver

Denver Art Museum

Try a low angle shot of the architecturally adventurous Denver Art Museum building inspired by the Rocky Mountains, before heading inside where photos are welcomed, to snap your favourite work of art.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Stevie Crecelius

Coors Field

Coors Field is the famous home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team (one of seven professional sports teams) – perfect for that great action shot and one of the best places to see Colorado’s magnificent sunset with views of the Rocky Mountains providing an incredible backdrop.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
Image: Colorado Rockies

RiNo Art District

River North (RiNo) Art District is the creative neighbourhood showcasing contemporary art galleries in revamped buildings and wonderful street art murals; the perfect place to find your muse or inspiration.

Snap it in Denver: 12 of the Denver's best photo spots
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Find out more: visitdenver.com; colorado.com

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