Denver, Colorado

The mountains are calling you to the ACT 43rd Annual Meeting, to be held at the Gaylord Rockies in Denver, Colorado, on November 13–16, 2022. Denver is known as the “Mile High City,” with the city’s altitude at 5,280 feet above sea level, or exactly a mile high. Denver features spectacular weather, with over 300 days of sunshine, a range of diverse neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene surrounded by the natural beauty at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

The Gaylord Rockies opened in late 2018 and showcases Colorado’s alpine charm. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by the Grand Lodge and its stunning Rocky Mountain views. The hotel provides an exciting lineup of amenities, including five delicious restaurants and bars, a world-class spa, and a thrilling water park, which includes an indoor option for the cozy fall nights.

The Gaylord Rockies is located 20 miles from downtown Denver and 10 minutes from the Denver International Airport (DEN). Downtown Denver is easily accessible via the A Line Commuter Train, located 10 minutes from the hotel property via a complimentary shuttle.

Climate

Denver is known for its lack of humidity and more than 300 days of sunshine. Visitors should consider that the higher altitudes create a dry and arid climate. Hydrate more to prevent dehydration and use sun protection generously.

Cooler, comfortable temperatures and generally sunny skies make November a perfect time for visiting the Denver area and participating in outdoor adventures. November temperatures average a high of 54°F and a low of 23°C.

Local Area Activities

Colorado is the ideal destination for open-air activities, events, and festivals, and the Gaylord Rockies places you at the heart of it all.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (15 miles) is a municipal natural history and science museum. It is a resource for informal science education in the Rocky Mountain region.

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum (15 miles) is located on the former Lowry Air Force Base. The museum boasts more than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts, and more.

Cherry Creek State Park (16 miles) is a 4,000-acre scenic oasis in the Denver area offering a wide variety of water and land activities for outdoor enthusiasts. View birds and wildlife, recreate, or relax with the majestic Rocky Mountains as a backdrop.

The Denver Zoo (16 miles) is home to more than 3,000 animals representing more than 450 species.

The United States Mint (20 miles) facility in Denver manufactures circulating coins and other items authorized by Congress for the American public.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary (32 miles) operates a beautiful and natural habitat for its rescued animals, which come from captive situations. They are rescued and rehabilitated so they can live and roam freely in large natural habitats with others of their own kind.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre (35 miles) is an open-air concert venue formed out of rock rocks. It is considered one of the world’s best outdoor concert venues.

Shopping

Stanley Marketplace (11 miles) is a community of 50 independently owned Colorado businesses, collectively offering a place to eat, drink, shop, exercise, play, work, and more.

Southlands (17 miles) is where fashion, dining, and entertainment have merged on a modern Main Street in the heart of southeast Aurora, Colorado. Southlands offers a convenient, comfortable, charming atmosphere and a great place to gather.

16th Street Mall (20 miles) is located in the heart of downtown Denver and stretches 1.25 miles long. Free shuttle rides provide easy access along the route to more than 250 stores, restaurants, and bars. This popular outdoor shopping area was designed by famed architect I.M. Pei as a pedestrian-friendly promenade.