Sometimes you need to get out in the open air, especially if your job is to hide in a ventilation duct and blow on people. Take a breather with this Groupon.
- $329 for a backcountry sunset dinner for four (up to $418 total value)
Pickup location from Snowmass Village Mall at 6 p.m. and ride in a four-wheel-drive vehicle up to the historic Burlingame log cabin, which sits before Mount Daly. Along the way, the guide shares facts about the local wildlife, history, and geology.
While dinner is being grilled, guests can explore the wilderness around a mountain pond or toss horseshoes. Then they'll gather around the campfire for the main event: a dinner including salmon, barbecue ribs, brownies, s'mores, and plenty of side dishes. A local musician plays until it's time to head back down the mountain around 9 p.m. Children's tickets, which include a hamburger dinner, are regularly $76.05–$84.50, depending on booking method.
Mountain-bikers cruise down unpaved roads past llama ranches. All these Colorado adventures are accessible even to first-timers and youngsters thanks to Blazing Adventures. The company was spawned on the whitewater in 1973, and today, its guides lead outdoor activities suited for all ages and adrenaline-tolerance levels.
On the more relaxing end of the spectrum, there's the Backcountry Sunset Dinner. As the colors of the setting sun paint the mountains, groups gather around a campfire for live music, s'mores, and a dinner fresh off the grill. The dinner can easily cap a day of adventure, spending it winding through high mountain passes in a fleet of Jeeps. At the other end of the spectrum is the company's half-day "Slaughterhouse Raft" whitewater excursion, which tests experienced rafters with a Class IV course along the Roaring Fork River, dotted with boulder gardens and a six-foot waterfall drop. Whatever the adventure, all of the guides keep things safe with their numerous credentials, including certifications in first aid, CPR, and stealing fire from the heavens.