• Colorado Sunsets, Stars & Evening Fun for Groups

     
    FROM THE Spring 2019 ISSUE
     

There is no denying the stunning daytime scenery of Colorado, but the state’s amazing celestial landscape after normal meeting hours provides all sorts of great options for groups.

Twice each month from May through September, groups meeting in Leadville or nearby can enjoy a stagecoach ride beneath a full moon with Halfmoon Packing & Outfitting. Based on the 19th-century tradition of mail delivery by stagecoach, moonlight rides are offered on the eve and night of the full moon.

Experience Colorado’s legendary Browns Canyon in the Arkansas River Valley during a full moon raft trip with The Adventure Company offered from May through August. Groups will relish illuminated water and beautiful views of the Collegiate Peaks and can add on the Ultimate Fajita Buffet dinner served as the sun sets.

Strap on a headlamp and experience five zip lines in the moon glow during Alpenglow Zip Tours at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa in Tabernash. Tours are available from May through September on full-moon nights and include post-zip beverages. 

The Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues team up to offer Film on the Rocks from mid-May to mid-August at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison. There is a great view from any seat in the house, and guests are treated to live music followed by the scheduled movie under a blanket of stars. Each showing begins at dusk.

Experience a Rocky Mountain sunset, entertainment, dinner and the bright light of the moon at Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad themed sunset dinners. During summer and autumn, each sunset dinner offers a different theme like murder mystery, fiesta, speakeasy and more.

Groups can experience Colorado’s celestial landscape at Chimney Rock National Monument, located 20 miles from Pagosa Springs, during a Full Moon Program that occurs against the backdrop of the Great House Pueblo at the top of Chimney Rock Mesa. The program lasts approximately three hours and includes an informative lecture followed by watching the full moon rise to the music of Charles Martinez’ Native American flute.

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Theron Gore was recently named the chief marketing officer for East West Hospitality.

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