Colorado’s Front Range is an awe-inspiring and spectacular landscape of rolling hills, towering mountains, and grassy plains. Colorado’s wild country is legendary around the world as a beacon for those who want to connect closer with nature. For teams, and especially for those coming to Colorado for the first time, the state’s rugged terrain is the proving ground for teams to challenge themselves in the canyons, the mountains, and the hills. Across the Front Range, which encompasses the area around Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, and Estes Park some of Colorado’s best adventures, trails, parks, and waterways crisscross the landscape. Here are our favorite Front Range Adventure Tours to provide an unforgettable experience for your team.
Exploring Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is America’s 10th and one of the most revered national parks. With hundreds of hiking trails, ski and climbing routes, sightseeing roads, and a bevy of wildlife, inspiring vistas, and historical treasures, Rocky Mountain National Park is Colorado’s hub for adventure. The numerous trails throughout the park explore shimmering alpine lakes, rushing waterfalls, wildlife such as bear, elk, moose, deer, and coyotes, and plains under spectacular vistas. From challenging summit hikes to more mellow excursions down below, Rocky Mountain National Park offers a bevy of routes and trails that’ll excite and enthrall your team.
The Switzerland Trail
One of Boulder’s most classic and popular downhill bike routes, the Switzerland Trail is one of the city’s most beloved routes. Starting from the top of Boulder Canyon, riders dash down through forests, paved trails, dirt paths, and through the foothills of the Rockies. Along the way they pass through historical mining structures, a testament to Boulder’s mineral past, and among some of Boulder’s most classic avenues as the trail rides up through Boulder Canyon and onto Pearl Street, Boulder’s main shopping and entertainment district.
Hiking Royal Arch
Royal Arch is one of Boulder’s most classic trails, steadily climbing through Chautauqua Park to a magnificent sandstone arch high above the city. The trail is moderately challenging, starting by traversing just under the iconic Flatiron formations and then steady climbing past a dry creek bed and then up the hillside through a series of switchbacks, to a vantage point high above the city. The trail allows hikers to see the best of the Front Range around Boulder and experience one of the city’s most beloved hikes.
Rafting on the Upper Colorado
Experience one of Colorado’s wildest landscapes by rafting through the rugged canyons of the Upper Colorado River. This is one of the states most pristine wildernesses, with miles of plains stretching out to the mountains just two hours north of Boulder and Denver, red rock canyons with traces of the historical railroads, cliff jumping, hot springs, and the best fly fishing in Colorado. Depending on the season the rapids range from easy to moderate, which makes it fun for any age or ability, and during our trip, we’ll search for trout species native only to Colorado. The Upper Colorado is the states river life at it’s best with a relaxed cruise down the river with opportunities to get out and hike some of the nearby rock islands and banks, as well as fish in near total solitude. This is one trip not to be missed!