Year-Round Outdoor Adventure! With an array of exciting activities both in the summer and in the winter, we specialize in making your Colorado experience a true taste of what Colorado is all about. Our certified guides are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime!
You and your snowfriend will have a choice of three tours: the 4:30 sunset tour (offered seven days a week) and the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. tours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays). Whichever one you pick, a First Aid–certified guide will lead you down adventurous, ungroomed trails and treat you to awe-inspiring views of seven different mountain ranges. The low guest-to-guide ratio (typically 5:1) ensures that you won't get lost and have to fall back on the tauntaun-gutting survival skills you learned from watching Discovery Channel.
We teach people, adults and kids, to ride dirt bikes in the gorgeous mountains near Aspen, CO. We have a private learning track for beginners and experienced riders can hit single track in the area with a professional instructor. We provide bikes, gear, lunch, drinks and top notch instruction for all levels and ages.
The Estes Park lodges are surrounded on three sides by the dramatic wilderness of the Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to enjoying the YMCA’s many amenities, guests are within hiking distance of one of the continental U.S.’s most scenic outdoor refuges. Each room in the cozy Longs Peak, Emerald Mountain, and Rams Horn lodges sleeps up to five guests in two queen beds and a floor futon, and once you and your brood check in, you’re free to explore the abundant activities available at the more-than-100-year-old establishment. During warmer months, shoot a round of mini golf or challenge a child to a one-on-one basketball or volleyball throwdown (indoor courts are available fall through spring). In the winter, outdoor ice skating and guided snowshoe activities are offered for fans of the frigid winterscape. Lower-key visitors or those with a screaming need for x-treme learning can wander into the fully stocked library or historical museum.
Focusing on sustainable practices and stewardship of Colorado's majestic countryside, Wide Open Adventure's staff engages adventure enthusiasts with a variety of thrilling adventures throughout the Rocky Mountains's scenic landscapes. While traversing down the 436-foot zipline, aeronauts soar through aromatic pine trees, catch glimpses of Clear Creek, and pump enough adrenaline to instigate intrabloodstream drag races. While partaking of their trio of gravity-aided adventures, patrons can befriend other active citizens, planning further adventure exploits from the sustainable, eco-friendly company.