One of the many attractive qualities of Platte River Ranch is that it is located just outside the greater metro Denver area away from the “hustle and bustle” of a large city. However, Platte River Ranch is also just minutes away from major traffic arteries such as the 85-highway and Highway 7 (aka 160 Ave or Bridge Street) that allows residents to access nearly everything the greater metro area of Denver has to offer in 30 minutes or less. In addition, you can usually drive to the Denver International Airport and be standing within the main terminal in less than one hour!

What exactly is within a 30 minute or less drive from Platte River Ranch?
  • 7 major league sport teams
  • The Nutcracker ballet, Peter Pan, Jersey Boys, Wicked, The Addams Family and Stomp!
  • Brahms, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
  • Lions, tigers and bears! (and most recently, Bodhi the 7-year old male elephant)
  • Tyrannosaurus Rex, black holes, Egyptian mummies and zeolite needle sprays from India
  • Shark tanks and butterfly habitats
  • Bowling, roller skating, miniature golfing and trampoline parks
  • 69 movie theater screens
  • Sidewinder, Mind Eraser, Boomerang, Tower of Doom…..
  • Bermuda Triangle, The Screamin’ Mimi, White Lightning….
  • Stand-up comedians and murder mysteries


Fast Fact: Per the 2010 traffic volume data compiled by CDOT, the I-76 freeway averages the least amount of traffic (approx. 60,000 to 80,000 cars per day) among the five major freeways within metro Denver.

   Sounds great, but what is nearby (within a 15-minute drive) to meet the practical needs of you and your family?
  • 7+ recreation/fitness centers
  • 3+ home improvement stores
  • 5+ supermarkets and pharmacies
  • Numerous casual dining restaurants
  • 4+ auto care centers
  • 15+ “big-box” retail stores including Costco, Kohls, Michaels, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Ross, Sears, JC Penny’s, etc