We know you're always looking for new ways to shine. Here, we've curated some of Boulder's most unique group activities that will impress clients and garner rave reviews from attendees. Our team knows Boulder inside and out, and we're here to help. For more details on the activities below, please contact GroupSales@bouldercvb.com.
This amazing 1.5-hour tour by Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides combines many of the unique experiences and history of Boulder into an action-packed tour designed to stimulate the senses. Depart from downtown Boulder and travel up Flagstaff Road and down to Gross Reservoir. Along the way, watch the sunset over the Continental Divide, see the lights of Boulder and learn about all Boulder’s natural and local history. Each day will cover different topics of local natural and cultural history (and each day's participants will get to help chose the subject matter). The activity level is easy, and it is a great trip for groups, weddings, reunions, individuals, aspiring photographers and those interested in history and natural history or sightseeing.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1.5 hours | Maximum attendees: 6 or more people of trip
The skyward dome of Fiske Planetarium features a state-of-the-art 8K theater, one of the first in the nation, and acts as a projector screen for immersive, 360-degree educational star shows showcasing the universe's glittering galactic splendor. It can project 20 million stars! Events can be combined with laser shows, live presentations with astronomers, or a pre-recorded show that’s projected in the entire dome.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees: 210 capacity for theater; 150 capacity for cocktail hour; 100 capacity for sit-down dinner
Sensational snow, so close to the city! Boulder's backyard ski resort is Eldora Mountain Resort, located just 21 miles west (about a 40-minute drive). Take the public RTD bus up for a day of beginner ski lessons, or dive into the double-black-diamond, gladed tree runs for an adrenaline filled day of fun. Also check out the nordic center, with over 40km of terrain for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Catered events also available.
Available: Winter Season (November-April) | Maximum attendees: Group pricing available for groups of 20 or more
Here in Boulder, a good workout is best washed down with a pint of IPA or stout at Sanitas Brewing. Join Mark Stefanowski for Full Throttle Yoga — an hour-long, all-levels Vinyasa class on the first, third and fifth Sundays of the month at 10:30am. Or try Brewhouse Pilates with Summer Forrest on Mondays at 6:30pm for a fast-paced, hour-long, multi-level Pilates class. To arrange for a group experience, contact us and we'll connect you to Mark or Summer.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1 hour
There's nothing quite like traipsing across quiet expanses of downy snow under a bright blue sky. Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides finds the best snowshoe tours to highlight the beautiful array of colors that make Colorado spectacular during the winter and spring. Snowshoe distances and difficulties will be chosen based on overall group abilities and fitness levels.
Available: Winter and spring | Length: 4 hours or 6-8 hours | Maximum attendees: 12 people per guide – multiple guides available
Starting on the east side of historic downtown Boulder, Local Table Tours will expertly have your group taste, walk and repeat at Boulder's best independently owned restaurants, bars and gourmet shops. Starting with cheese and charcuterie, followed by chef-selected tastings at a number of our most popular independently owned establishment, you'll end on the west end of town at a one-of-a-kind chocolate boutique.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees: Small and large groups are easily accommodated
Want to ride around town in style? Banjo Billy's Bus Tours take place on a souped-up hillbilly shack on wheels and are available for private tours as well as funky transportation for your group. Private tours take two hours, with 90 minutes of entertaining Boulder ghost and crime stories, fascinating history and an extra half hour for loading, transportation to and from the tour route, and group photo ops with the bus.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees: 25 per bus (2 buses available)
Food Lab's hands-on cooking and wine-pairing classes, or Iron Chef-style competition classes, are perfect as team-building events and can be customized for your group. These fun, educational and recreational cooking classes take place in a stunning space, right in the heart of downtown Boulder.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees:16-25
From novice to expert, if your group wants to experience world-class fly fishing or just to be exposed to an art form that you have only seen in the movies, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides has the trip for your group.
Available: Year-round | Length: 4 hours or 6-8 hours | Maximum attendees: 50 people
At Boulder's Bookcliff Vineyards, your group can practice the art of winemaking. First, attendees will learn from the winemaker about creating a red blend from different varietal wines, then they will create their own blends to take home in a bottle adorned with a label of their own design. It starts by tasting three red varietals and then, graduated cylinder in hand and with guidance from the winemaker, guests create the best red blends they have ever had. Light appetizers are served. Wine dinners also available (shown above).
Available: Year-round | Length: 2.5-3 hours | Minimum attendees: 4 | Maximum attendees: 16
Gaze at the Boulder Flatirons and the majestic Rocky Mountains as you serenely float over the beautiful Boulder Valley on a Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flight. Daily flights with all the extras are available for your group, and while about 10 guests can fit in each basket (they're surprisingly huge!), larger groups can be accommodated with multiple balloons.
Available: May-November | Maximum attendees: All size groups accommodated
Boulder is surrounded by thousands of acres of open space and about a third of the land is agricultural land. That means there's plenty of farm volunteering opportunities for groups — and nothing brings teams together than a day out in the fresh air, digging in the dirt together, meeting friendly farmers — all with a mountain view. Several Boulder farms offer opportunities, such as Cure Organic Farm, McCauley Family Farm and Isabelle Farm. Just let us know if you're interested, and we'll give you more info about a great fit for your group.
Do you want your group to get supercharged and connected? Do you want to encourage spontaneity, courage and creativity? Improv drags you out of your comfort zone, casts away doubt, pretense and fear and releases previously untapped talent, brilliance and humor. Best of all, The Improv Collaborative's customized workshops for groups and organizations bring people together through laughter.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees: 250
Beer & Bike Tours offers a Boulder adventure that includes stops at three local breweries from the seat of your hybrid or cruiser-style bicycle complete with its own basket to carry home a growler of beer, brewery shirts and other goodies you pick up along the way. This is a cool and calm adventure for the beer lover who wants to see Boulder the way the locals do, from the seat of a bike. Boulder is home to many breweries and has a ton of great cycle paths and areas to explore. This ride is almost exclusively on bicycle only path.
Available: Weekends, October-March; daily, April-September | Maximum attendees:12
An expansive lawn, mature trees, a greenhouse, flower garden, veggie garden, chickens, llamas and goats welcome you at the charming Lyons Farmette, located in Boulder County.
Available: Summer | Maximum attendees: 125 people
For teams interested in trying the exciting sport of rock climbing for the first time, Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides' guided beginner, next-step, and learn-to-lead courses and trips will have attendees rock climbing outdoors in Boulder with colleagues and friends.
Available: Spring, summer and fall | Length: 3-4 hours or 6-8 hours | Maximum attendees: Large groups possible, please inquire (can set up multiple climbing routes)
Choose between Boulder Bike Tours' Thursday Sunset Tour and Sunday Brunch Tour. Both tours include local guides, scenic rides on bike paths and country roads, farming education from local growers and beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains and plains. Thursday evening Sunset Tours start and end in downtown Boulder and include a wood-fired pizza dinner on the farm, featuring veggies harvested that day. Sunday Brunch Tours include a four-course farm brunch. Bike rentals (including electric bikes) are available. Available: June–early November | Length: 2.5–3 hours | Maximum attendees: 20 for regular Thursday or Sunday rides or 60 for custom bike-to-farm tours for private groups (can be done other days of the week)
Enigma Escape Rooms are live-action, interactive puzzles that take place inside a locked room. For 60 minutes your group will be literally locked inside and challenged to escape. Find the hidden clues, uncover the secret mystery of the room and unlock the door. The clues are all around you, so you must pull together, think hard and be quick.
Available: Year-round | Maximum attendees: 8 people per experience, 3 active experiences can run simultaneously. Enigma can host private events for groups up to 24 people.
Adorable goats, galloping horses, a gorgeous barn and a farm walk are part of the experience at Three Leaf Farm, which is located in Boulder County. The owners/operators run half a dozen restaurants in the Boulder area in conjunction with a catering kitchen on the property.
Available: Summer | Maximum attendees: 75 people
Colorado Wilderness Ride and Guides offers these unique outdoor scavenger and geo-tracking adventures:
Geo-Hunt (Boulder GPS Chautauqua Park Challenge)
Use your GPS or Smartphone GPS to help guide you to numerous hidden items.
Available: Fall, spring and summer | Length: 90 minutes to 2 hours | Maximum attendees: 5-50
Boulder Pearl Street Scavenger Hunt
Solve riddles in order to navigate our course designed to introduce participants to unique and historic Colorado.
Available: Fall, spring and summer | Length: 60-90 minutes | Maximum attendees: 5-75 +
Treat your group like VIPs and work with the Boulder Theater to section off part of the theater for your group during a concert. The historic theater was built in 1906 and retains its charm — from the recognizable marquee on the front to the murals inside, your attendees will love it. A great lineup of national and local rock bands, folk musicians, jam bands and more mean there's always something happening. Available: Year-round | Length: 2-3 hours | Maximum attendees: 217 in balcony or 50 in standing section (dependent on availability)
Boulder is surrounded by thousands of acres of stunning open space. City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks can take your group on a guided, naturalist-led hike through the wild splendor, giving you fascinating insights about the environment's plants, animals, geology and more along the way.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1 hour | Maximum attendees: 60
Help your group members feel their best while they're in town with a visit from Hydrate IV Bar. Accredited Registered Nurses will visit you on-site to administer saline IV treatments and B12 shots for extra energy and hydration. Choose from saline "cocktails" tailored to offer anti-aging, health and wellness, cold and flu, jet lag, altitude sickness or athletic performance benefits.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1.5 hours | Minimum 5 attendees or $500, Maximum of around 15 attendees
Got a team of animal lovers? Hoof it to Mountain Flower Goat Dairy, where you can spend time with the farm's adorable goat herd. After touring the farm and meeting the goats, band together to tackle farm chores and perform basic goat care like feeding and brushing, or challenge your teammates to a goat versus cow milk taste test.
Available: Spring, summer and fall | Length: 1.5–2.5 hours | Maximum attendees: 15
You'll be flying high after a group class at the Boulder Circus Center! Attendees will practice communication, consent and inclusivity while working on body awareness and defeating self-limiting beliefs about their physical ability. The BCC offers regular classes in partner and group acrobatics, aerial fabric and German wheel, as well as private, tailored workshops.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1.5–3 hours | Minimum attendees: 4 | Maximum attendees: N/A
A team-building workshop where you learn to fly around the room on aerial apparatus and trapezes? Local aerial dance studio Frequent Flyers has been the driving force behind Boulder's aerial dance scene for years, and talented instructors ensure your group will have the experience of a lifetime.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1.5 hours | Minimum attendees: 6 | Maximum attendees: 16 (more possible upon request)