The mountains around Denver are a playground for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, whether you prefer exploring on your own two feet or something a little faster. When nearby Fraser is flush with powder, book a snowmobile tour with Grand Adventures to ride up to the Continental Divide for sweeping views of the Rockies. And when the trails are dry, Grand Adventure also offers ATV tours. You’ll zip around the Rockies with an expert happy to take you to some of the best viewpoints in the West.
When you hang up your helmet, head back to town for even more Wild West adrenaline. Denver has several axe-throwing bars, like Class Axe and Bad Axe, and you’ll also find archery ranges close to home like Bear Creek Archery in Englewood. Head back to camp to start your evening with happy hour at the artsy Maven Hotel at the Dairy Block in LoDo—guests are treated to drinks every day. Make sure to stop at Stranahan’s before you skip town. Denver’s first legal whiskey distillery mixes up drinks for guests and will even teach you how to improve your own craft: Instead of booking just a tour, sign up for a cocktail mixing class to level-up your bartending skills to impress friends back home.