Illustrator Map Denver Colorado US

Denver, Colorado, is a city with a well-organized street grid, and its layout is relatively easy to navigate. Here are some of the principal streets and roads in Denver:

  1. Colfax Avenue: Often referred to as the longest continuous street in America, Colfax Avenue stretches across the entire Denver metropolitan area. It is a major east-west thoroughfare with a mix of commercial, residential, and cultural attractions.
  2. Broadway: Broadway is a significant north-south street that runs through the heart of Denver. It passes through various neighborhoods, including the Baker and Capitol Hill districts, offering a mix of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues.
  3. Speer Boulevard: This is a major parkway that runs diagonally through Denver. It connects the northwest and southeast parts of the city, passing through downtown and providing access to the Cherry Creek neighborhood.
  4. Interstate 25 (I-25): I-25 is a major north-south interstate highway that runs through Denver, connecting the city with other major cities in Colorado and beyond. It intersects with I-70 in the heart of Denver.
  5. Interstate 70 (I-70): I-70 is a key east-west interstate highway that passes through Denver, connecting the city to the Rocky Mountains and cities like Aurora and Lakewood.
  6. Park Avenue: Park Avenue is another north-south street in Denver, running parallel to Broadway. It’s known for its proximity to the Denver Union Station and the surrounding redevelopment.
  7. 17th Street: Located in downtown Denver, 17th Street is known as the “Wall Street of the West” due to the concentration of financial institutions and business offices.
  8. Larimer Street: This historic street is located in the LoDo (Lower Downtown) area and is famous for its vibrant nightlife, restaurants, and boutiques.
  9. Cherry Creek Drive: Running along the Cherry Creek, this road connects the Cherry Creek neighborhood to downtown Denver. Cherry Creek is known for its upscale shopping and dining options.
  10. Federal Boulevard: Federal Boulevard is a major north-south street that runs through various neighborhoods, offering a diverse mix of businesses, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Remember that Denver’s street grid is organized in a numerical system, with streets running north-south and avenues running east-west. Addresses are often based on their distance from the intersection of Broadway and Colfax Avenue in downtown Denver. This grid system makes navigation relatively straightforward in the city.

Author: Kirill Shrayber, Ph.D.

I have been working with vector cartography for over 25 years, including GPS, GIS, Adobe Illustrator and other professional cartographic software.

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