We've got an ideal climate and plans to keep it that way.
Metro Denver is situated on the high plains at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Moderate temperatures, low levels of humidity, and abundant sunshine provide an ideal climate for year-round activities. Metro Denver has nearly 300 sunny days a year—more annual days of sunshine than either San Diego or Miami Beach.
Winter storms are normally short-lived and snow melts rapidly in the region. The nearby mountains and ski resorts, however, receive significant annual snowfall. Metro Denver's climate is best described as semi-arid, averaging just under 16 inches of precipitation annually.
The Metro Denver region proactively works to maintain a healthy, clean air quality. The Regional Air Quality Council serves as the lead air quality planning agency and works to develop effective and cost-efficient air quality planning initiatives with input from local governments, the private sector, stakeholder groups, and citizens.
Also, Denver kicked off the Tree by Tree program in 2007 with a goal of planting one million trees by 2025. The program is part of the Greenprint Denver initiative promoting sustainable development and ecologically friendly practices throughout the community.