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Amid the crisp, thinning mountain air steeped in the aroma of pine trees, a single-track trail winds through a dense evergreen forest past sweeping views of the valley below. In 2005, wilderness enthusiast Stefan Van der Steen founded Denver Adventures as a means of introducing others to scenes such as this by immersing them in the great outdoors through adventures such as ziplines, hiking treks, and rafting excursions. Stefan and his team of knowledgeable guides lead groups to an elevation of 8,000 feet for zipline tours on an Association for Challenge Course Technology–certified course, where riders reach speeds up to 50 miles per hour past Colorado’s naturally blurry trees. Denver Adventures also leads hiking, snowshoeing, and mountain-biking treks through the uneven terrain, gauging participants' skill throughout to determine whether they can traverse a steep uphill climb or do a Superman seat grab over a row of sleeping bears. Making use of all the wilderness has to offer, guides also take explorers on rafting trips through canyons and past gold mines, or train them to navigate vertical routes using top-rope techniques during five-hour rock-climbing excursions.

26267 Conifer Rd.
Conifer,
CO
US

Garden of The Gods is a national natural landmark located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The visitor center and park are open only at specific times of the year, so please check their website before making travel plans. The park offers spectacular views of sandstone rock formations and has an excellent visitor’s center that houses a café, souvenir shop, and educational materials. The area is one of the most photographed in the world, with the snow-capped Pikes Peak in the background. The park seeks to educate visitors about the development of the many magnificent rock formations in the area. Group tours are available, along with field trips for students of all ages. Garden of the Gods Park has developed a movie called, “How Did Those Red Rocks Get There?” that has become very popular. The 14-minute film is shown on a 23 foot screen and gives the geological history of the formation of red rocks and the Garden of the Gods park.

1805 N 30th St
Colorado Springs,
CO
US