Experience Colorado 2017

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Experience Colorado is an opportunity for you to experience the local flavor of the beautiful State of Colorado. The idea is to provide you the time to enjoy Colorado in an activity that interests you. We have begun compiling a list of options and as we gauge the interest of each activity, we will narrow down exact details of the activity including departure times from the hotel as well as estimated times each group will return back to the hotel. Each activity will vary in time commitment as well as cost. For this reason, Experience Colorado activities are not included in the convention registration.  Each activity will conclude no later than 4 PM.

All Aboard!  Georgetown Loop Railroad is a 3’ narrow gauge tourist railroad located in the Rocky Mountains of Clear Creek County. Located just off busy I-70 about an hour west of Denver in the mountain town of Georgetown. Enjoy Georgetown, which is a quaint, historic town with an interesting mining history and has managed to keep its Victorian charm with many homes and buildings rich in this architectural style.   We will be planning on the 11:25 am train departure. Cost will be determined by selection of Coach or First Class Parlor Car and an early group booking rate.  This will be an extra charge for those planning to attend.  The loop train ride is an hour and 15 minutes. Plan to enjoy lunch and experience Georgetown after the tour. 

Enjoy the fall colors, wildlife and fresh mountain air. With the amazing offering of hiking trails in our backyard, easy hikes, intermediate hikes and expert hikes are available.

Brewery Tour in Golden, Colorado
Self-guided brewery tour will include walking, driving, and possible biking to some of the brewery’s in Golden, Colorado, a city in the mountains 15 minutes west of Olde Town Arvada. Tour the famous Coors Brewery and some excellent microbreweries.

Downtown Experience
Enjoy the city of Denver by taking the Gold Line from Olde Town Arvada to the newly renovated, historic Union Station. Visit historic Larimer Square, Lower Downtown, 16th Street Mall. This tour could include offerings with an ART focus including the Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still museum, or a HISTORY focus including the Colorado Capitol, the Denver Mint, and other historic sites.

Colorado autumn is a perfect time to enjoy time on the links. The blue sky, mountain views, and the altitude make golfing in Colorado perfect!

Rocky Mountain National Park / Trail Ridge Road
Enjoy the ultimate Mountain experience. Begin the journey west into the Rocky Mountains to Grand Lake, Colorado where the trip over Trail Ridge Road begins. This scenic roadway is only open a few months each year due to weather but he views are breathtaking. Land in Estes Park where you will enjoy shopping. The last leg of the trip brings you through beautiful Boulder, Colorado.

The Denver Metro area has a vast network of intersecting recreational trails that cover much of the urban area. Many of these trails travel though the natural areas alongside the rivers, creeks and irrigation canals that cross the city. Other trails have been constructed along major roadways or through designated open space. Easy and intermediate ride options. Bicycle rental will be available.

Blackhawk/Central City
Black Hawk, an old mining community, located 45 minutes west in the mountain canyon, is Colorado’s premier destination for gaming and exciting entertainment. Enjoy gaming at one of sixteen casinos, dining in our excellent restaurants or learn our rich cultural history – we encourage your right to feel adventurous.