Colorado is definitely known for its high-octane winter pursuits, but summer and fall gatherings with plenty of adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with options such as these.

Aerial & Zipline Adventures: Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park, a Euro-style aerial park, is located in a canyon near Salida with nine different courses and 120 elements. A bit farther east and recently rebuilt after major impact from a forest fire, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park near Cañon City is back with attractions like the brand new jig-back Poma Tram and Zip Rider Zipline, now North America’s highest zip line. Fortunately, America’s highest suspension bridge was not damaged. Also, Steamboat Zip Line Tours opened this summer on Rabbit Ears Pass with lines ranging from 700 to 1,200 feet in length, and the Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is launching this summer and fall with two zip-line courses featuring five lines each at Seven Falls.

Alpine Coaster & Slide: Located at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, Gold Runner Alpine Coaster offers 2,500 feet of elevated alpine track. When riding Winter Park’s Alpine Slide, expect a 610-foot vertical drop on the 3,000-foot-long alpine slide, Colorado’s longest.

Hair-Raising Rides: At Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs, TERROR-Dactyl is an aerial dive ride that sits on the edge of a 200- foot cliff in Williams Canyon and launches riders at nearly 100 miles per hour. Likewise, the Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs is perched on a rock precipice and sends riders out a terrifying 1,300 feet above the Colorado River at nearly 50 miles per hour. On the Front Range, Elitch Gardens’ water park in Denver has added SlideZilla, a six-story water slide that involves going into a 24-foot bowl, dropping 57 feet and heading up into a fourstory-high tornado wave.

Uncharted Society works with outfitters across the globe to give groups and individuals the opportunity to try motorsports on BRP-certified vehicles. Teams can bond in some of the nation’s most beautiful spots on a wide range of nature tours offered on land, snow, and sea. Check out these three examples from Colorado and Utah. 

 

Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet, known locally as “fourteeners” or “14ers.” This is more than any other state and includes the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak, where standing at the summit in 1893 inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America” that today is known as the song “America the Beautiful.”

 

Denver-based Urban Villages has launched construction of the 265-room Populus at 14th Street and Colfax Avenue in the Civic Center Park area. Slated for completion in late 2023, the country’s first carbon positive hotel is ironically being built on the site of Colorado’s first gas station.