29 Only-in-Boulder Ideas for Your Group
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.
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- Boulder Sunset Mountain Tour
- Planetarium Shows
- Flower Mandalas and Meditation
- Bike with Your Crew and Enjoy the Views
- Food Tours
- Brewery Workouts
- Adventure Fly Fishing
- Food Lab Cooking Classes
- Be a Winemaker for an Afternoon
- Improv Workshops
- Join the Circus
- Hot Air Balloon Flight
- Escape Room Challenge
- Scavenger Hunts
- Concert at Iconic Boulder Theater
- Adventure Snowshoeing
- Group Skiing
- Bike-N-Boat-N-BBQ Adventure
- Cacao Ceremony
- Lyons Farmette
- Rock Climbing
- Bike to a Boulder Farm
- Farm Tour at Three Leaf Farm
- Group Hiking with a Naturalist
- Get Hydrated and Conquer Jet Lag
- Get Together With Goats
- Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease
- Group Farm Volunteering
- Forest Bathing
- Leadership Development With Horses
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 of 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 choose 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 per 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: 206 capacity for theater
Bike with Your Crew and Enjoy the Views
Business is no longer done on the golf course. There's no better place to team build than a mountain bike ride. Get your staff out of the office and into the fresh air! on a unique, fun adventure that accommodates all ability levels. The folks at P.E.D.A.L. work closely with you to create the perfect day, provide the best rental bikes, and ensure everyone leaves happy and satisfied with their adventure.
Available: Year-round | Length: Half to full day | Minimum attendees: 10 | Maximum attendees: 150
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 establishments, 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
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-level Vinyasa class on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30am. To arrange for a group experience, contact the folks at Sanitas.
Available: Year-round | Length: 1 hour
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: Large groups possible, please inquire
Food Lab Cooking Classes
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:15-25
Be a Winemaker for an Afternoon
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 (shown above) and behind-the-scenes tours are also available.
Available: Year-round | Length: 2.5-3 hours | Minimum attendees: 8 | Maximum attendees: 16
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
Join the Circus
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
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
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, 3 active experiences can run simultaneously. Enigma can host private events for groups up to 24 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: Large groups possible, please inquire
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+
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, means 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)
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
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 are also available.
Available: Winter Season (November-April) | Maximum attendees: Group pricing available for groups of 20 or more
Beyond Boulder Bike Adventures offers a Bike-N-Boat-N-BBQ adventure that is pure fun with an optional dash of competition. Choose a standard or electric bike for a ride to a Boulder Reservoir, where you'll hop off two wheels and onto the water to paddleboard or cut loose on a party barge ride. Top it all off with a tasty picnic BBQ lunch from a local catering company. You can either ride the flat eight miles back into town or opt for a shuttle to make it a one-way bike tour.
Available: Summer | Maximum attendees: 24
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)
Bike to a Boulder Farm
Choose between Boulder Bike Tours' Electric Bike Tour, Mountain or Road Bike Tour, or Bike-to-Farm Tour. All tours include knowledgeable and passionate local guides, scenic rides on paths and trails and plenty of natural beauty from the seat of your bicycle. 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)
Farm Tour at 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
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
Get Hydrated and Conquer Jet Lag
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
Get Together With Goats
Got a team of animal lovers? Hoof it to Growing Gardens 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
Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease
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)
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 are 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 and McCauley Family Farm. Just let us know if you're interested, and we'll give you more info about a great fit for your group.
Available: Spring, Summer, Fall | Maximum Group Size: Varies by Farm
Surrounded by forests and rolling hills at the foot of the Flatirons, gather your group at the historic Colorado Chautauqua for a relational practice of being in the natural world to slow down, awaken the senses and be fully present to nature’s beauty, mystery and healing energy.
Length: 3 hours | Maximum Group Size: N/A
Leadership Development with Horses
With Emergence Leadership Consulting, teams partner with horses at a 55-acre ranch-retreat facility to develop their personal leadership, deepen relationships through teamwork, practice mindfulness and have fun as they learn to connect, communicate and work with horses through unique and challenging groundwork exercises — all against a beautiful Colorado mountain backdrop.
Length: Flexible | Maximum Group Size: 100
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