Sing A Mile High takes place in the Mile High City: Denver, Colorado. The beautiful location allows participants the opportunity to learn and perform in gorgeous facilities and to participate in activities in the city such as the trip to Pirate’s Cove. Participants will stay at Colorado Christian University where the workshops and activities take place. The festival culminates in a performance featuring all the choirs that takes place at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver.
Downtown Denver – A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, Denver’s stunning architecture, award-winning dining and unparalleled views are all within the walking distance from the 16th Street pedestrian mall. Upscale shopping awaits in Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams entertain year-round.
Garden of the Gods – Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies.
Pikes Peak – There simply isn’t an experience like the Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Sit back, relax and check out the amazing views of Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs while ascending Pikes Peak via the cog train! With an average grade of 12%! It’s an incredible ride!
Red Rocks Amphitheater – Around you are 868 acres of deer, dinosaurs, pines and prairie, geological wonders and spectacular vistas. At 6,450 feet above sea level, Red Rocks Park is a unique transitional zone where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. The diverse environment allows visitors to see plants, birds and animals of both regions. Red Rocks Amphitheatre is a geological phenomenon – the only naturally-occurring, acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world. Red Rocks offers a variety of recreation options from guided tours, hiking, biking, shopping, dining and a summer concert series.
Denver Art Museum – The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with a collection of more than 70,000 works of art divided between 10 permanent collections including African, American Indian, Asian, European and American, modern and contemporary, pre-Columbian, photography, Spanish Colonial, textile, and western American art. Our holdings reflect our city and region—and provide invaluable ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world.
Denver Botanic Gardens – Denver Botanic Gardens strives to entertain and delight while spreading the collective wisdom of the Gardens through outreach, collaboration and education. Our conservation programs play a major role in saving species and protecting natural habitats for future generations.
Denver Zoo – The Denver Zoo is an 80-acre facility located in City Park of Denver, Colorado, USA. Founded in 1896, it is owned by the City and County of Denver and funded in part by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science – The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is a municipal natural history and science museum in Denver, Colorado. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region. Exhibits on anthropology, health science, geology, paleontology, space & zoology plus IMAX theater.
Elitch Gardens – Thrilling rides. Entertaining shows. Refreshing water slides. Two parks for the price of one await you at Colorado’s coaster capital, Elitch Gardens. Give your family a much-needed escape at the area’s #1 theme and water park.
Downtown Aquarium – The entertainment and dining complex features a public aquarium boasting more than a million gallons of underwater exhibits that highlight fascinating ecosystems around the world. Downtown Aquarium houses over 500 species of animals, the interactive Stingray Reef touch tank, Aquarium Restaurant, Dive Lounge, the Nautilus Ballroom and amusements for the entire family.
Four Mile Historic Park – On the banks of Cherry Creek, just four miles from downtown Denver, Four Mile Historic Park is a 12 acre oasis featuring Denver’s oldest standing structure, pioneer exhibits, special events for all ages, and guided tours that transport visitors to Colorado’s frontier past.
Hard Rock Cafe – At Hard Rock Cafe Denver great food and friendly service are paired up with a living museum of music history. Enjoy our Legendary® Burger on our spacious patio, or stop by for one of our many live events. You will always have a legendary time at Hard Rock Cafe.
Casa Bonita – We are a Mexican restaurant and family entertainment destination located in Denver, Colorado. One of the nation’s top ten roadside attractions, Casa Bonita has been delighting audiences for over 30 years.
Sushi Den – has been regarded as one of the premier sushi and Japanese restaurants in the United States for 28 years. Independently owned and operated, Sushi Den continually raises the bar and sets the standard for high quality cuisine.
The Fort – An award-winning restaurant located in Southwest Denver, is one of the nation’s most recognized establishments and sells more buffalo steaks than any other independently owned restaurant in the country. Featuring fine beef, buffalo, game and seafood, The Fort’s menu offers a tantalizing selection of old and new foods from the Early West.
The Old Spaghetti Factory – The Old Spaghetti Factory has been a family favorite for 45 years and counting! The key to the Old Spaghetti Factory’s success has always been full-service meals at fast-food prices, served in large restaurants with intimate spaces created by Tiffany lamps, refurbished trolley cars and lots of gleaming brass.
Weather in Denver
The biggest surprise for visitors to Denver is the climate. The arid conditions bring only 8 to 15 inches of annual precipitation and locals wake up to more than 300 days of sunshine a year. That’s more annual hours of sun than Miami and San Diego.
Winters are mild with an average daily high temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit and days reaching 60 degrees are not uncommon. Snow doesn’t stay on the ground long in Denver so golf courses and outdoor cafes are able to stay open all year.
In summer, Denver enjoys low relative humidity, making for beautiful, sun-filled days and cool, comfortable evenings. The average daily high temperature in June is a mild 81 degrees Fahrenheit and an average daily low of 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The mild weather is due in part to the city’s altitude: 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high.
High Altitude Tips
High Altitude Facts – Denver really is exactly one mile high. Don’t let anything you hear about the mile-high altitude scare you. The air is just thinner and dryer. In fact, many people with respiratory problems move to Denver for the benefits of the dry air. Just follow these simple tips and you will very likely not even notice the difference.
- Drink water – Before your trip to Denver, and while you are here, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to our higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water here as you would drink at home.
- Eat foods high in potassium – Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes will help you replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.
- Watch your physical activity – The effects of exercise are more intense here. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try 6 miles in Denver.
- Pack for sun – With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Denver receives over 300 days of sunshine each year (more than San Diego or Miami). Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm… even in winter.
- Dress in layers – Two days before your trip to Denver, check the weather and use this information to pack appropriately. Because Denver is closer to the sun, it can feel much warmer than the actual temperature during the daytime, but then become very chilly after sundown, particularly in the Spring and Fall. It is best to layer your clothing.