This is a brief explanation about the street grid or street index system in the great city of Denver Colorado.

Denver has a very formalized way of naming streets.
It is like a cross.

Broadway runs north to south and

Ellsworth runs east to west.

These streets are considered the zero streets in the grid.

You can find yourself anywhere by looking at a street sign, it will indicate how many blocks you are North or South of Ellsworth and how many blocks you are east and west of Broadway.

If you are not at a street sign, and trying to give directions, it is a little more complicated.

The streets north of Ellsworth are numbered and everything else is named.

Good luck on the memory thing. 

So on the scene comes the Denver Street Guide for the Denver Colorado Metro Area.

It has been around for a long time mainly because, as simple as the street grid seems, the Denver Metro Street Grid is complicated and most people don't want to take the time to figure it out every time they need to find an address or go across town.

Most of us use Alameda as the center point in our mind, but it is actually 3 blocks south.

At first glance it seems fairly straight forward and then comes the:

  • Double alphabet 

  • Courts

  • Places

  • Diagonals and so on

Get the Denver Street Guide  Click Here