Things To Do in Colorado

$50 for a Zipline Adventure from Adventures Out West ($85 Value) 

Adventures Out West

Manitou Springs

$85 $50

Ziplines soar over lush canyons during adrenaline-fueled excursions with provided full-body harnesses and water

$25 for $50 Towards Drop-In Childcare Services at KidsTown Drop-In Child Care Center

KidsTown Drop-In Child Care Center

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

Activities for preschoolers include reading and writing, as well as lessons on movement, art, music, and social cooperation

Four-Hour Intro-to-Fly-Fishing Class for One or Two from St. Peter's Fly Shop (Up to 58% Off)

St. Peter's Fly Shop

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

During four-hour fly-fishing class, hands-on instruction instills students with techniques to catch trout in Colorado's plenteous waters

$50 for Afternoon Entry for One to Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race on Saturday, July 26 ($100 Value)

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race

Thunder Valley Motocross Park

$100 $50

This obstacle-filled 5K has runners climbing walls and crawling through mud to reach a beer- and music-filled party at the finish line

Half-Day Bighorn Sheep Canyon Rafting Trip for Two or Four from Rock-N-Row (Up to 50% Off)

Rock-N-Row

Cotopaxi

$112 $56

Beginner and experienced rafters travel 10 miles, navigating Class II–III rapids and taking views of the Cotopaxi cliffs and bighorn sheep

Scenic Trail Ride for Two or Four at Bearcat Stables (Up to 44% Off)

Bearcat Stables

Edwards

$130 $75

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Guides lead guests on 90-minute trail rides across the historic Bearden Homestead along Squaw Creek

$69 for One Month of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at D1 Sports Training ($180 Value)

D1 Sports Training

Rockrimmon

$180 $69

Trained coaches push participants to build strength and endurance through metabolic training, resistance exercises, and circuit training

Two Weekend Passes to Taste of Fort Collins, with Collective Soul & Over 20 Bands (Up to $60 Value)

Taste of Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins

$60 $30

Three days of local food, craft beer, and entertainment, including nationally known rock bands Collective Soul and American Authors

1- or 3-Day Pass to South Park Music Festival with Slightly Stoopid and More on July 3–5 (Up to 44% Off)

South Park Music Festival

American Safari Ranch

$43 $24

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Slightly Stoopid, Matisyahu, Tech N9ne, and dozens of other acts headline a 4th of July weekend of music and camping

Entry in 2K or 5K Obstacle Mud Run for One from BigDogBrag on August 2 (Up to 48% Off)

Big Dog Brag Challenge Mud Run

Colorado Springs

$55 $29

Muddy, obstacle-laden 2K or 5K race featuring more than 25 obstacles and 12 mud pits

Pistol or Rifle Package for Two or a Hunting and Marksmanship Class at BluCore Shooting Center (Up to 52% Off)

BluCore Shooting Center

Lakewood

$77 $39

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Indoor shooting range, gun store, and combat-proven firearms training overseen by former Navy SEALs

Planetarium Show for Two or Four at Fiske Planetarium in Boulder (50% Off)

Fiske Planetarium

Boulder

$20 $10

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Planetarium's dome glows with shows about cosmos & music-filled laser shows; kid-friendly shows available

Colorado Cheese Festival for One, Two, or Four on September 28 from Fromage to Yours (Up to 50% Off)

Fromage to Yours

Plaza Event Center

$35 $18

Celebrate cheese with samples, cheese-making demos, and beer pairings

One or Two Months of Clogging Classes at SlapStep Studios (Up to 63% Off)

SlapStep Studios

Loveland

$40 $20

Learn the joyous and percussive foot-stomping folk dance of clogging from an encouraging and motivating instructor of clogging champions

Microbrew Samples and Take-Home Growlers at Big Choice Brewing (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Big Choice Brewing, LLC

Broomfield Industrial Park

$21 $12

Local microbrews such as the #42 Poblano Stout made with poblano peppers and the 10,000 Summers Saison made with Madhava wildflower honey

Two-Day Weekend Fly-Fishing School from Colorado Skies Outfitters ($295 Value)

Colorado Skies Outfitters

Parker

$295 $99

Pro guides lead two-day fly-fishing school with included equipment to teach students how to rig flies, cast, read water, and catch fish

$149 for an Elite Golf Package with Free Rounds and Lessons at Raccoon Creek Golf Course ($399.99 Value)

Raccoon Creek Golf Course

Northeast Jefferson

$399.99 $149

Pass grants free and discounted rounds, range balls, clinics, pro-shop gear, food, and events at a scenic course in the Rockies' foothills

Group Sword-Fighting Workshop or Private Lesson for One or Two at The Guilld Academy (Up to 56% Off)

The Guild Academy

Englewood Rec Center

$80 $39

Swordsman trains students in wide variety of European sword-fighting styles, building targeted muscle strength and improving coordination

One Social Painting Class for Two or Four at Teller Street Gallery & Studios (Up to 41% Off)

Teller Street Gallery & Studios

Wheat Ridge

$50 $30

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Wine quenches parched palates while students use acrylics to create a themed painting or an original artwork

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After completing years of training, earning their certifications, and memorizing more than 500 Pilates movements, aspiring instructors still aren't ready for recruitment at Vita Movement. Owner Patricia A. Robinson looks for one other crucial quality on potential résumés: adaptability. She and her highly trained staff members distinguish their teaching from rote instruction by making personal adjustments for each client. These modifications can be minute or broad, and cater to different fitness levels as well as conditions such as injury or pregnancy. In fact, Patricia specializes in pre- and postnatal workouts, regimens that have been featured on 9 News for their ability to reduce the physical stresses of motherhood. No matter the course, instructors keep a careful eye on their pupils' progress, displaying the keen attention to anatomical detail that helped them win the award for Best Pilates Studio on the 2011 Denver A-List.

The studio keeps its sessions intimate to better tailor its lessons. Reformers by Balanced Body line the brightly lit space, vying for attention with Wunda Chairs and other equipment in addition to a supply of mats, bands, and rollers. The machinery helps tone and strengthen bodies’ "powerhouse," or core, relying on springs for resistance as students stretch into adapted Pilates motions. In addition to Pilates courses, such as jump-board and Reformer classes, students can partake in TRX suspension training and indoor cycling. Pilates Vita also acts as a boutique gym, granting members full access to the all equipment as well as three genie wishes that don’t involve flying or the ability to eat 12 wedding cakes without getting sick.

1215 E 6th Ave
Denver,
CO
US

A third-generation railroad man, Dr. John M. Birmingham wanted to honor his family’s vocation with a monument to trains' role in American expansion. So in 1965, he purchased two early locomotives and refurbished the former Anaconda train station, originally built in 1894, to serve as his ticket office. Offering tours that showcase the area's rich history as a gold-mining hub, the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad opened for business in June 1967.

Ever since, Birmingham's iron horses have chugged through the countryside from mid-May to mid-October every year. Four trains, each a 15-ton coal-fired locomotive, now complete a 4-mile, roughly 45-minute loop from Cripple Creek, past the Midland Terminal Wye, and back to the station, passing many historical mines on the way. Passengers find themselves transported back to the early mining days as a knowledgeable guide narrates the picturesque trip and serves up tidbits of local lore. The train stops briefly for photo opportunities at several points, including Echo Valley and wherever there's a sasquatch willing to give people bunny ears.

5 Carr Ave
Cripple Creek,
CO
US

Within Game Shack’s digital den, flat-screen TVs line the walls, flickering with the polygonal derring-do of gamers locked in virtual competition with titles for platforms including Xbox, Wii, and PC. While their plush leather video-game chairs make extended sessions as comfortable as they are engaging, Game Shack also brings games to life in their multi-floor, tiered laser-tag arena. Illuminated by black lights, players take aim at opponents against a tropical-themed backdrop depicting a moonlit waterfall, a spooky temple, and tiki men impersonating their favorite Bond villains. The party room hosts large groups for celebrations such as birthdays and special events, with party packages available that arm each member with unlimited laser tag and console gaming. Game Shack also hosts competitive-gaming events, with an official Elo-based ranking system that assigns seeding for tournaments. As players dash and game to their hearts’ delight, the Snack Shack keeps them properly fueled with food such as pizza, hot dogs, chicken wings, Monster energy drinks, and sodas.

6155 South Main Street
Aurora,
CO
US

Fort Collins Classroom's teachers blend intensive instruction with hands-on practice in classes that range from nonprofit education to real estate to languages to paranormal studies. Between conjugating verbs, writing grants, or conducting a symphony of squeaky pens on a dry-erase board, pupils will often analyze research from prestigious institutions such as Duke University or the U.S. military.

19 Old Town Square
Fort Collins,
CO
US

Boot Camp Challenge Denver Metro helps trainees to realize their fitness goals with motivating instructors and encouragement from peers. Classes meet indoors during the morning and evening hours three days a week for six weeks, with participants burning up to 500 to 800 calories per session. Exercises conform to all fitness levels and abilities, and each program includes personalized nutritional guidance that details how to successfully plan meals and mercilessly harpoon wild heads of lettuce.

2200 South Kipling Street
Lakewood,
CO
US

Total Chaos Paintball brings video games into vivid reality, hosting colorful, officiated skirmishes on a 12,000-square-foot indoor battleground modeled after the Wasteland map from Call of Duty 2. Under constant pursuit by the opposing team, combatants duck down alleyways, hide behind urban debris, or outwit fast-moving opponents with quick presses of the pause button. The center can also simulate the stress of nighttime operations, killing the lights while a sound system broadcasts high-octane tunes to keep heart rates accelerated.

5450 Wadsworth Byp
Arvada,
CO
US