Denver is the largest city in Colorado in the United States. About 610,000 people live in the urban area of Denver and about 2.5 million people live in the Denver metropolitan area. The city was founded in 1858. Contrary to popular belief, Denver is not in the mountains; it is near them. The “Foothills” (a gentle series of peaks ranging from 7,000 to 11,000 feet high (2,133 to 3,353 meters high) start to rise 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of the city. The city is still referred to as “Mile High City” though. This photo of the Denver Skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 1st of September 2010. Watch this space for daily updates in the Photography and Babes categories.