Colorado Brings Team Building to Life
As a meeting planner, your team looks to you for inspiration and positive change. You’re the one who is expected to think outside the box. But why not just forget the box and get outside? Reconnecting with nature is proven to be therapeutic and can vastly improve your mental state attitude and sense of well-being. It can also rejuvenate, revitalize and replenish your team’s spirit. In short, the Rocky Mountain playground can be a perfectly prescribed remedy for your company’s woes.
A team-building experience in Colorado is chock-full for color, creativity and connection. When you make the decision to go from the whiteboard in the conference room to colorful Colorado, you can motivate and create a cohesive team with renewed vision, inspired hearts and a group spirit.
What creative Colorado experience will bring your group to life? You can pick from vibrant cities filled with thriving craft breweries, outdoor venues and cultural flair, or head deep into the Rockies for adrenaline-filled skiing and snowboarding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, hiking, mountain biking and more. From metropolitan getaways to mountain retreats, Colorado has a little something for everyone.
Team Building in Denver
Begin your adventure in Denver, the Mile High City. Denver is a vibrant city, with 300 days of sunshine each year, a bustling cultural scene and excellent nightlife. The city is a hit with Millennials and is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S.
Many corporate meetings or team building activities start with a flight to Denver. The Denver International Airport (DIA) is one of the busiest and most convenient airports in the West. The airport has inbound and outbound flights daily from every major city in the United States as well as multiple international flights.
From the airport, your group has immediate access to all that Denver has to offer. You can take the train to Denver’s beautiful Union Station for less than $10 per person. The airport is about a 20-minute drive from downtown. There are several rental car companies at the airport.
Denver offers several top venues, from relaxed spaces for a casual event to more formal areas that are perfect for a black-tie affair. In downtown Denver, there are luxury hotels in the chic Cherry Creek district that are close to the city’s finest restaurants, entertainment and night spots. Your team can meet in upscale function spaces to get work done, then hit the city for a memorable night on the town, where you’ll enjoy major league sports, world-class shows and entertainment, headlining concerts and stand-up comedy.
Outside the city core are a few group meeting facilities that offer plenty of space and all the amenities you need for a successful group event. Meeting planners love the value and extra space at venues in Aurora, Broomfield, Longmont and Thornton, some of Denver’s best suburbs. There are top-notch meeting facilities close to excellent shopping, athletic fields, movie theaters, fine dining and family fun, and still only a few minutes from Cherry Creek and all that downtown has to offer.
Team Building in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado and about 60 miles south of Denver. The city is a gateway to nearby Pikes Peak and the surrounding Rockies to the West.
Meeting planners can pick from a wide variety of venues that provide flexible event and meeting space, hotel rooms, restaurants, spas and quick access to other points of interest in the area. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Training Center, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the Garden of the Gods.
Colorado Springs has venues that can accommodate a large meeting or a more intimate group for a few dozen attendees. The city is known for its small-town hospitality and year-round entertainment – not to mention stunning surroundings that excite and inspire attendees.
Front Range Team Building
Some of Colorado’s most intriguing locations are along the Front Range. Black Hawk, Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and Pueblo are just a few of the beautiful first-class cities that sit on or near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Black Hawk, only 25 miles from Denver, is home to the state’s premier casinos. Boulder is a college town that is only a short drive to Rocky Mountain National Park. The unique mix of metropolitan chic and rural charm, Boulder has 200 miles of hiking and biking trails, art galleries, theater productions, college sports and awesome restaurants.
Towns like Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and Pueblo have prime meeting facilities, convenient hotels, tasty restaurants and ample entertainment when you’re not at work. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and presents a variety of recreation and entertainment possibilities for groups and meetings of all types and sizes.
Greeley has the University of Northern Colorado and unrivaled meeting facilities like University Center’s 23 distinct meeting rooms and lounges. Pueblo is a fun city that hosts a variety of cool events throughout the year, like the Colorado State Fair and the popular Pueblo Chili Festival. Historic downtown Loveland has galleries, bookstores, antique shops and plenty of steals and deals at the trendy Outlets at Loveland.
Rocky Mountain Team Building
Most premier meeting spaces in Colorado are in the picturesque Rocky Mountains. Many of the top mountain destinations are best known for their world-class skiing. Resort towns like Aspen, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Keystone, Steamboat Springs, Telluride and Winter Park accommodate winter retreats quite often, but summers are a draw, too. Wintertime has epic skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice skating, snowmobiling and sleigh rides. Summers bring hiking, biking, alpine roller coasters, championship golf, world-class fly-fishing, hot-air ballooning, kayaking and whitewater rafting, stand up paddle boarding and parasailing – just to name a few. Each resort has its own unique vibe, from laid-back destinations like Steamboat and Copper Mountain to uber-luxurious locales like Aspen, Beaver Creek and Vail.
There are a few mountain towns that are recognized for more than just downhill skiing. Destinations like Buena Vista, Crested Butte, Durango, Estes Park, Glenwood Springs and Golden have skiing nearby, but also have a full slate of activities during the warmer months as well. With quick access to the Arkansas River, Buena Vista is known for its awesome rafting, kayaking and fly-fishing during the summer.
Crested Butte is a secluded mountain town that presents a once-in-a-lifetime 10.2-mile hike over the mountains to Aspen. Durango is only a short drive from the iconic adobes at Mesa Verde National Park. There’s also an extraordinary narrow-gauge railroad that you can ride. Estes Park is a historic town surrounded by a national park with a unique riverwalk and downtown that’s perfect for a family stroll on a bluebird day.
Glenwood Springs is a haven for whitewater rafting, and the famed Glenwood Canyons and famous hot springs pool and famous hot springs pool should not be missed. The Glenwood Adventure Park is an amusement park that’s a hit with all ages. In Golden, quench your thirst on a Coors Brewing Company tour or take in the spectacular view from adjacent Mt. Zion or Lookout Mountain.
Beautiful Telluride is a gem of southwestern Colorado. There is a walkable downtown with many shops, hotels and restaurants. Telluride is home to the annual Telluride Film Festival during Labor Day weekend each year. Local attractions include magnificent Bridal Veil Falls, stunning Imogene Pass, Town Park and the Telluride Historical Museum and jeeping over the San Juan Mountains.
Rocky Mountain meeting venues come in all shapes and sizes. As a meeting planner, teaming with Destination Colorado opens the door to the best meeting options for your organization. We help meeting planners inspire positive change through a genuine connection and meaningful experience. From selecting the ideal destination and meeting site for your group to planning extracurricular activities and ironing out the little details, the team at Destination Colorado has your back!