Denver's State Capitol rises 5,280 feet above sea level which has garnered the city the nickname the Mile High City. Denver extends from the Rocky Mountain foothills to the southern and eastern plains of Colorado making it a fantastic city for outdoor fitness and exercise activities. Denver's Mountain Parks cover more than 14,000 acres of natural beauty. The South Platte River Trail stretches along the river's banks connecting several riverside parks through a series of cycling, running and walking pathways. Denver residents and visitors alike love golfing. There are 50 golf courses in the Denver area and since the weather is relatively mild even when it snows, golfing can be done nearly year round. Winter sports are easily accessed from an highway surrounding Denver. Hop on the Colorado Trail which stretches for 500 miles from Denver to Durango and offers great cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails. If you like to go to the gym, you'll have many options in Denver. For the all-around athlete, check out Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center which has a swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts and weight rooms. Or you can try the Denver Athletic Club which is home to world class, Olympic trainers.