One of the things I missed most while were out of state was the mountains, particularly skiing. I live within an hour and a half from most of the front-range ski resorts (75 minutes from my door to the base of the chair lift at Mary Jane).
We belong to the Denver Botanical Gardens and the Denver Art Museum. I like to enjoy the arts and live music in the greater Denver area. From the Central City Opera, to the Underground Music Showcase, to the Red Rocks amphitheater, If you like live music you will probably find something you like here.