12 Mile Stables defies the limits of its name with 27 miles of riding trails that weave through 3,300 pristine acres of Cherry Creek State Park. The trails explore all manner of terrain including protected wetlands, grassland prairies, and short, rolling hills. Experienced guides lead riders and their steeds on trots throughout the grounds, occasionally stopping to admire the scenery or replace the dangling apples at the end of riders’ fishing rods. 12 Mile Stables also hosts riders for horsemanship lessons as well as wagon rides powered by the stable’s trusty team of clydesdales.
Helmed by accomplished dancer Katie Jenkins, the accommodating instructors at Dance Discovery of Denver, who have taught and performed internationally, teach guests to express themselves through rhythm and dance. Eclectic courses range from Contemporary Modern dance to strength-enhancing Hip Hop to invigorating Zumba. The welcoming environment also boasts professional "floating" floors, which help reduce injury risks and fatigue.
Across nearly three-fourths of the United States, AMF Bowling Co. reverberates year-round as families, friends, and competitors send bowling balls in search of upright pins careening down slick lanes. The company first established itself as an industry leader in 1946, the same year the sport introduced automated pinspotters.
Today, more than 20 million bowlers annually make AMF their battleground for wars against pins. As the largest owner and and operator of bowling centers in the US, AMF locations offer high-tech scoring technology, a classic design, and a menu stocked with American-inspired classics such as wings, pizzas, burgers, and beer.
As rifle shots crackle across the 14 fields of Golden Gun Club, shooters wait for the quiet explosions of clay pigeons that signal successful shots. Each of these fields⎯eight for trap and six for skeet⎯are open to the public, though memberships are also available, which grant visitors discounted rates on range fees. After each visit, patrons can refuel at the onsite grill, where Sportman's wings steep in various sauces and freshly barbecued burgers warm palates so diners don’t need to install central heating in their uvulas.
City of Denver Golf consists of eight distinct facilities that offer nine- and 18-hole courses set amid rustic, wooded landscapes with breathtaking views of the Denver skyline. Both the Harvard Gulch and Kennedy facilities contain nine-hole, par 3 courses, which accommodate novice golfers or advanced golfers.
At the Jumpoline Park, the whole family can escape from the everyday stresses of work, school, and gravity. Decked out in rainbow colors, the trampolines send jumpers soaring into the air, giving them the feeling of walking on the moon, where the surface is made of inner-spring mattresses. Jumping teams lob balls at each other in high-flying games in the dodgeball area, and kids age 7 and under leap safely in their own section, protected from injury by padded walls. But this enclave doesn't house just trampolines. Toddlers play in their own soft-surface area, while parents relax under the skilled hands of in-house massage therapists. During breaks, everyone meets up at the coffee shop for a snack or a cup of frozen yogurt.
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