1. Dine at the Buckhorn Exchange for authentic Colorado Cuisine.
Unless you’re a taxidermy enthusiast or fried bull testicle connoisseur, you may want to skip this 120-year-old Denver landmark. You’ll be hard-pressed to find many locals eating here (unless they’re daring out-of-town guests to suck down some rocky mountain oysters). Instead, we’re probably dining at one of Denver’s new wave of legit restaurants like Mercantile, Euclid Hall, Linger or Work & Class.