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    Fall 2013 Events Preview – Denver, CO

    The Great American Beer Festival 

    Every year in the Fall, GABF hosts the largest selection of U.S. brewed beer ever put into a glass, bottle, or can. In either public tasting, or a private competition, brewers from all over the nation get together and vie for the number-one spot.

    Held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, this event is a lively, entertaining way to welcome back the snow. Festival this Fall is Thursday, October 10 through Saturday, October 12, come join the festivities, and help to usher in Winter.

    Enjoy A Custom Hike Through Colorado’s Front Range

    A professional guide will match physical abilities with a suitable territory. Whatever a person’s level; either beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all paths cross through the kind of spectacular beauty that tends to make one want to just stand and stare at it.

    Cameras are a good idea on hikes like these even though a photo hardly comes close to the real thing. Energy drinks and PowerBars are included, as well as a complimentary round-trip ride from the Denver area. Whether you live here, want to live here, or are just visiting, the hiking possibilities in the Denver area are limitless.

    Rafting on Two of Colorado’s Most Popular Rivers

    The choice here is between the Clear Creek or the Arkansas River; both promise a day of excitement and healthy fun on the water under the supervision of a qualified river guide. Clear Creek is a short, 30-minute drive from Denver, and offers the best chance of seeing local wildlife at the water’s edge.

    The Arkansas River takes a little longer to reach from Denver, but when you ride that raft through Colorado’s famous Royal Gorge on the Arkansas, the extra time is not going to matter. Round-trip transportation to either river is available from Denver.

    The Ultimate Zip Line Experience

    Imagine flying through the beautiful trees, and over meadows in the Rocky Mountains! The scenery is more likely to take your breath than the excitement of the ride. In a half-hour drive from downtown Denver is three of Colorado’s longest zip line tracks, offering the ride of your life at 200 feet in the air, and speeds up to 50 mph.

    Colorado zip lines are not like the average carnival ride good for only a few minutes. Good health is necessary for this experience since one can stay airborne for hours on a zip line, and the short hike from one zip to the next is through some beautiful, but wild country.

    Bike Your Way Through Colorado’s Front Range

    Experience the Rocky Mountain is from the seat of a mountain-bike. An experienced guide will take you down trails so beautiful; you have to see it to believe it. You do not have to worry about taking on more than you can handle because your guide knows every trail in the area, and will make sure the one chosen for you is safe.

    All you will have to do is get on your bike and ride, the guide will handle everything else. To make it a completely hassle-free day, round-trip transportation is available from Denver.

    Practice Your Rock Climbing Skills on Colorado’s Unique Rock Formations

    Just 30 minutes outside Denver, your adventure waits! No problem if you do not have your own equipment with you, everything you need from ropes and shoes, to water and a snack is included. All you need to do is claim your seat in the round-trip transport out of Denver (included), while your guide handles the details, and personalizes a climb specifically for you.

    Snowshoe Tours in a Winter Wonderland

    Another memory making option just 30 minutes outside of Denver are hundreds of trails, specifically designed for the safe enjoyment of nature at her finest. All that beautiful snow, and state-of-the-art snowshoes are enough to bring out the adventuring spirit in any of us.

    Your guide will pick you up at any Denver hotel, or at your residence if you are lucky enough to be living within the area, and all you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride. Walking on snowshoes through the pine-scented forest gives a completely new meaning to the “great outdoors”.

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