Minutes from downtown Denver, City of the Dead Haunted House immerses tour-goers in a spooky story that takes place across a zombie city comprising 30 scare rooms. Bloodied interiors and half-devoured corpses hand crafted by Haunted Concepts artists speckle the undead city, where visitors gaze upon Dolly’s Donut café, Gory Rory's gas station, the dentist shop, and the asylum while dodging the advances of ghoulish creatures and awkward waiters. Judge Graves rules the city of the dead with a firm hand, seeking the most frightened visitors to keep the city fed. VIP ticket holders get to skip the line, leading to wait times that run approximately 80% shorter than the general admission line.
Buried deep within the walls of the infamous Nightmare Factory is a hidden passage that descends two levels into Gordon Cottingham's Hospital for the Mentally Insane. Recently discovered, and deeper and darker than the previous levels, the damp and musty corridors are infested with spiders, rats, snakes, and other vermin. The eerie atmosphere is amplified by the endless screams of the tortured and damned souls that met their demise within the walls of the hospital. From the creators of the 13th Floor haunted house and Nightmare Factory, the Asylum features new frights for in-your-face terror.
Flesh-eating zombies, cannibalistic clowns, nightmarish ghouls, and haunting ghosts prowl The Frightmare Compound, ready to snatch those foolish enough to venture through its fear-infested grounds. Known as one of Colorado's oldest and largest haunted attractions, the compound houses two terrifying attractions on more than 100,000 square feet of swampland. Horrors unseen wait for new victims inside the first compound, where a haunted barn filled with terrors is the least of visitors' worries. The second attraction, the House of Darkness, was the site of a terrible massacre and lay abandoned for some time until the Frightmare staff brought it to their site. Soon after, the ghosts of those slain began roaming its halls, and clowns with a taste for human flesh found their way inside its corridors.
Breckenridge Bikebus's eponymous vehicle is, according to owner Curt Cavnar, the "Porsche" of its unique kind of transportation. Consisting of two rows of bar stools equipped with bike pedals, the custom-built craft combines the fun of a party bus with the easygoing workout of a tandem bicycle. Some partiers can sit back and enjoy the ride as 10 others sit at the bar and provide pedal power, with a staff driver manning the wheel to steer clear of oncoming paper boys. A canopy keeps passengers shaded while they sip beverages and listen to tunes on an iPod-ready Alpine sound system. Should the sun go down during trips, the bikebus's lighting system kicks on, making it easy to continue through black holes unencumbered.
A terrifying labyrinth of phantasmagoric artistry and live performance, the Circus of Fear illustrates the chilling story of a traveling circus waylaid by an unthinkable horror. Outfitted with specialized 3-D glasses and guided by a black light, guests wander the haunted funhouse and witness the spooky saga unfold before their very augmented eyes. More than 25 local, madcap artists in the Boulder area have crafted a showcase of holographic murals using ChromaDepth technology, resulting in colorful spine-tingling scenes that jump out at visitors along with live-action circus performers, rattling ribcages and setting off sweat alarms. Visitors brave enough to emerge unscathed from the bizarre big top's roving droves of crazed primates, voracious clowns, and freakish sideshow acts can commemorate their safe return with a snapshot in the Circus of Fear photo booth. The portentous pictorial employs the same movie-grade 3-D technology to impart a sinister background behind its unknowing subjects, which is only viewable when glancing at it through the glasses or running at it very fast.
On a trip to Britain, Chelly Vitry was determined to stop at an authentic apple press. She was eager to sample Scrumpy—a British version of hard cider—and see how it was made. Despite days of searching, however, she couldn’t find a press that would allow her visit. With Denver Gourmet Tours, Chelly guides small groups on the same kind of hands-on culinary experience she sought in Britain. During her excursions—which change seasonally—Chelly and her guests spend three hours strolling Denver’s streets, meeting food specialists, and trying the food at four to six culinary hot spots such as food trucks, sweet shops, and craft breweries.
Along with her main tours, Chelly customizes culinary trips, designs gastronomic team-building activities, and hosts events such as progressive dinners and tasting parties. She also fills her guests with newfound culinary skills during hands-on cooking classes, where they learn to craft cupcakes, bake bread, or grow pizzas in their garden.