Visitors to Colorado Adventure Center explore much of its terrain suspended above the pine trees—specifically, hanging from eight ziplines that span almost a mile and reach heights of up to 65 feet and speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
Harnessed up into a pulley system, riders glide over Clear Creek as it glimmers in the sunlight or, at nighttime, in the bright beams of their headlamps—which can also be used to spot teenage woodpeckers vandalizing trees with lovers' initials.
Clear Creek’s waters are also the setting for rafting and kayaking expeditions, during which guides lead paddlers down the rapids of the Arkansas and Colorado Rivers during outings and spring break trips. On solid ground, adventurers hit the trails of the Vail Pass and Glenwood Canyon on scenic biking trips, pedaling along paths lined with trees and rivers with options for bipeds of all skill levels. During spring months, zipliners can soar through newly blooming trees and flowers for a scenic treetop adventure.
A seemingly insurmountable fin of sandstone protrudes 300 feet in the air, challenging all humans to dare conquer its peak. As groups look on in awe of this natural wonder, a Denver Mountain Guiding guide suits up and begins the ascent, leading students of all levels on a thrilling and challenging climb.
Denver Mountain Guiding’s coterie of guides is a motley mix, encompassing passionate climbers with decades of experience, expert weekend warriors, wilderness first responders, and first-aid- and CPR-certified guides. They lead beginners through elite-level climbers on recreational trips around local rock-climbing hot spots such as Clear Creek Canyon. Outings include full-day and half-day climbs of varying levels of difficulty, as well as lessons and camps that teach basics such as rope safety, knots, belaying, rappelling, and anchors.
Excuses here, excuses there. Get your fitness on at Movement Climbing and Fitness in Boulder, and get the most out of your workout.
Check out this gym's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this gym has kid-friendly policy.
These kickboxing classes feature a variety of kickboxing and cardio moves, keeping you aware and focused.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When the staffers at Colorado Carriage and Wagon says that their business is family owned and operated, they extend that description all the way down to the horses who make each journey possible. Their beloved Draft breeds travel throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, bringing charmingly old-fashioned transportation to weddings, family reunions, and romantic traipses through town. When snow blankets the ground, guests can schedule sleigh rides, taking the classic conveyance on a caroling trip or just prowling the woods for drag races against one-horse hotrods. In addition to horses, the family's petting zoo of chicks, sheep, pigs, and other barnyard animals often makes appearances at parties and festivals, delighting young and old alike with their cute, fuzzy faces.
When you need something to do on your day off, visit Blooming Girls in Fort Collins and indulge in a day filled with fun and adventure.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
So head to Blooming Girls for some fun, laughs, and a great experience.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Come prepared for all types of weather, especially rain and snow.
Q&A with Tim Kreutzer, Owner
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Aerial Adventure Parks are outpacing ziplines in construction and have just entered the Colorado market in 2013.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
We start your 90-minute adventure with about 20 minutes of ground school, where we will teach you how to use our equipment. We want your experience with us to be as memorable as your actual time on our course.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Watching our customers having fun and overcoming fears.