Where is Denver Located?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Denver's area is approximately 154.9 square miles (401.2 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), or 1.03%, is water. Denver is in the Front Range Urban Corridor, between the Rocky Mountains to the west and the High Plains to the east. Denver is comprised of plains in the city center with mountainous regions to the west, south, and southeast. Only three counties surround the City and County of Denver: Adams County to the north and east, Arapahoe County to the south and east, and Jefferson County to the west.
The closest major cities to Denver are Aurora (CO), Colorado Springs (CO), Albuquerque (NM) and Wichita (KS).