Manned by a staff of well-equipped veteran fly-fishing experts, Rocky Mountain Flyfishing Guides offers both full-day and half-day fly-fishing trips. Guides lead anglers of all levels, from beginner to advanced, for a chance at the grand slam: rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout, and brook trout, all viewed and fished in a single trip. The mountainous landscapes, seen from the South Platte River, Clear Creek Canyon, Blue River, and Bear Creek, surround fishermen in dramatic scenery, including towering pine trees, giant red rocks, and bright-blue skies. In addition to guided trips, the staff also leads classes for all experience levels, including courses designed for women and families, on the South Platte River.
Though Wheel Fun Rentals bicycle stables are scattered from sea to shining sea across the North American continent, the seeds of the enterprise were sown in Italy. On vacation in the late '80s, founder Brian McInerney discovered the four-wheeled Surrey cycle, a pedal-powered vehicle capable of carrying as many as six passengers. Before returning to the States, he made sure to pick up a full set of Surreys from the manufacturer, and a new chapter in his life began. Today, the business rents not only bikes and Surreys, but also multiple cycle-style mutants such as the three-wheeled Deuce Coupe and its cousin the Chopper. They even carry more advanced land vehicles such as electric cars and scooters. Kayaks, one-person pontoons, and stand-up paddle boards also unlock access to some of the country's wettest byways.
As Halloween approaches, dozens of macabre vistas appear across the country, frightening but somehow also beckoning groups of visitors. The masterminds behind these apparitions? America Is Haunted, a company that has fear down to a science. That starts with the element of surprise, as each location holds its own secrets and scares. Six terrifying mazes, eight mini-shows, more than 300 monsters, goblins, and ghouls including larger-than-life rats, spiders, and gargoyles, as well as interactive experiences, gory vignettes, and costumed actors await throughout each attraction. The escorted journey may begin with a disorienting, technicolor maze where each turn brings guests face to face with some new horror. Other locales might include a maximum-security prison where the inmates run wild or a grocery store where the cereal is all the healthy kind.
Just beyond the parasols and patio tables of its historic Highlands storefront, Venue Bistro welcomes guests with seasonally inspired bistro entrees and lengthy wine lists. Solid-wood tabletops with dark finishes cradle artfully presented plates, which highlight fresh herbs, local produce, slow-cooked meats, and delicately prepared seafood. The chefs also craft dishes to accommodate vegetarian and gluten-free diets and populate their weekend brunch menu, which boasts a bigger stockpile of eggs than the Easter Bunny's fallout shelter.
Celebrating their grand opening, Pinot's Palette combines wine and beer with art to create a unique and enjoyable night out with friends, a date, or for a special occasion. Each painting party brings out adults' inner artists whether they have any painting experience or not. This results in light-hearted conversation, fun, and new friends while painting and enjoying drinks from the bar. Every session features a different painting in a variety of styles, ranging from classic masterpieces to whimsical creations. Under the guidance of an experienced artist, guests follow step-by-step instructions and take their painting home at the end of the night.