Few things are as exciting—or as stressful—as moving. In fact, experts say it’s among the most stressful times in a person’s life. Fortunately for those moving to Denver, the Mile High City knows a thing or two about relieving stress.

Home to over 350 breweries statewide, renowned for its deep culture of work-life balance and home to hundreds of recreational trails in the metro area, Denver is a wonderful place for dealing with the stress of moving—and its residents are practically experts at living the Colorado lifestyle.

Best of all, Denver is only 40 miles from one of the most exciting, enchanting playgrounds in the region.

Welcome to Black Hawk, Colorado’s premier gaming and adventure destination.

Welcome to Black Hawk, Colorado’s premier gaming and adventure destination.

In the 1800s, people came to Black Hawk in search of entertainment, luck and prosperity, and it’s no different today. When you need a break from planning, logistics and all the other “fun” aspects of moving, head up to Black Hawk, where you can experience an exciting day trip or weekend getaway accompanied by gorgeous mountain views.

Once you’ve arrived, begin your adventure with a bit of luck and try your hand at one of Black Hawk’s many casinos, offering over 7,000 of the latest slots and 200 live tables. There’s no better place in the state to play. Even the experts love it—the Colorado Poker Championship takes place right in Black Hawk every year.

During the warm summer months, be sure to take advantage of Black Hawk’s beautiful mountain landscape by hiking, biking or exploring a nearby trail. Black Hawk is minutes from Golden Gate Canyon State Park and dozens of trailheads. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the Big Easy Trail, where you’ll get a true Colorado mountain experience just footsteps from your car.

While you’re here, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Refuel by ordering one of the hundreds of mouthwatering options at the 30 dining choices in Black Hawk. From fine dining and farm-to-table eateries to on-the-go delis, ice cream and donuts, Black Hawk has a restaurant for your every craving. Don’t miss one of the renowned all-you-can-eat buffets and our famous steakhouses too!

Stay the weekend

For lodging, choose from one of Black Hawk’s incredible lodging options, including 1,000 hotel rooms for guests to lay their heads. With various pricing options, there’s lodging for every type of adventurer—including dozens of nearby campsites.

Best of all, exploring the town is easy by foot or on the free shuttle that runs every 20 minutes. The city has ample free parking for visitors, and it’s also very convenient to take a bus or shuttle with a large group.

With thousands of entertainment options, you can come for the casinos, and then make it what you want!

So put down the to-do list, jump in the car and head west to Black Hawk. We’ll see you when you get here.

Go to VisitBlackHawk.org for more information.