Denver December 26, 2017
8 Things To Do Near Denver When The Mountains Are Calling Your Name
If you’re heading up to the mountains in search of a winter adventure, but you aren’t super steady on skis or a snowboard…don’t give up your hope for fun. There are endless possibilities for adventures to be had in Denver’s beautiful, and snowy backyard. Below you will discover 8 amazing activities you will want to experience near ski resort towns, even if you aren’t hitting the slopes.
1. Fat Biking
Just because the snow is falling doesn't mean biking has to stop...the tires just get bigger. Fat biking is becoming a new obsession for outdoor enthusiasts and one such place to rent a bike and go for a memorable ride is at Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park. They offer over 10 kilometers of groomed trails reserved exclusively for fat biking adventures.
2. Snowcat Tour
Explore the expansive terrain of the back country of ski resorts such as Keystone in the warmth of a heated snowcat. The massive machines are used for grooming, building terrain park features, and navigating terrain that is too difficult to access by foot. Those who participate in a Mountain-Top Snowcat Tour get the chance to take in breath-taking scenery in an incredibly unique way.
Experience the joy of zooming down the 1200 foot tubing lanes at Frisco Adventure Park. One of the best features? Not having to trudge back up the hill for another ride. Just hop on the magic carpet ride for a lift up to seek more fast-paced fun.
4. Ice Skating
Many ski towns offer spectacular ice skating rinks within their quaint little villages. Lace up your skates and enjoy the beautiful scenery while gliding across the ice.
5. Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride
There's nothing quite like a majestic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy Rocky Mountain Landscape. Two Below Zero is centrally located from several Colorado resort communities and offers scenic hot cocoa rides, or you can go big with a ride that ends with a hearty homemade dinner and live musical entertainment.
6. Rocky Mountain Coaster
Copper Mountain offers one of the longest mountain coasters in North America where you can zoom through the forest year-round. The Rocky Mountain Coaster is perfect for the thrill-seeker with a 430 foot drop over the course of this 5,800 foot long ride.
7. Woodward Copper Barn
This 19,400 square foot indoor freestyle facility is an action-sports lovers dream come true. With foam pits, trampolines, indoor jumps, and skate and bike parks, the Woodward Copper Barn is an indoor wonderland of enjoyment for kids and adults alike.
8. Dog Sledding
Experience the ride of your life with a dog-powered tour with Alpine Adventures Dogsledding. These exciting, hands-on tours have gained popularity the past few years and provide a memorable winter experience for the entire family. Alpine Adventures is located in Leadville and serves many of the popular resort areas in Colorado.
So remember, even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there is still plenty to do in the beautiful mountain towns near Denver during the snowy winter months.
What are your favorite mountain activities if you aren’t skiing or snowboarding? Please share in the comments below.
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