Boulder Sunset Mountain Tour
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 yoga class is best washed down with a pint of IPA or stout. Join Jenna Bee for Brewhouse Yoga at Sanitas Brewing — an hour-long, all-levels Vinyasa class, followed by a beer with your fellow yogis for only $15. Jenna Bee has been teaching yoga in creative and unusual settings since 2011, and she loves to teach groups of all kinds for weddings, conferences and reunions. Yoga is a great tool for cultivating strength, balance and wellness, and it is also a great way to bring a group together.
Available: Year-round; Maximum attendees: Groups of all sizes for private classes – 50 capacity for Brewhouse Yoga
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
Banjo Billy's Bus Tour
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 people per bus (2 buses available)
Food Labs' 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
Adventure Fly Fishing
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
Hot Air Balloon Flight
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
Group Farm Volunteering
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, Pachamama Farm, McCauley Family Farm and Mountain Flower Goat Dairy (shown above). Just let us know if you're interested, and we'll give you more info about a great fit for your group.
Learning improv is like learning to drive a car (well, sort of). For groups who want to take improv out for a spin, but never have before, Boulder Improv Collaborative's beginners' workshop is for you!
Available: Year-round; Maximum attendees: 25
Beer and Bike Tours
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)
Adventure Horseback Riding
Scan the Boulder-area scenery from high atop a saddle, and experience an intimate and unique Western horseback riding experience that is great for groups — all arranged by Colorado Wilderness Rides and Guides.
Available: Spring, Summer, Fall; Length: 1-3 hours; Maximum attendees: 20 people on trail at once
Escape Room Challenge
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, 2 active experiences can run simultaneously. Enigma can host private events for groups up to 48 people.
Three Leaf Farm
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.
Fall, spring and summer
Concert at Iconic Boulder Theater
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)
Credit: Boulder Theater
Group Hiking with a Naturalist
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