December 5

Things to Do Within an Hour From Denver

Things to Do Within an Hour From Denver

Maybe you’re a Denver local looking to switch up your normal weekend plans, or perhaps you’re a visitor longing to experience everything Denver and the surrounding area has to offer. Wherever you’re from and whoever you are, there’s something in the Mile High City for you. If you want to go on a little adventure outside the city or you want to discover Denver’s hidden gems, all you have to do is a little bit of digging. Luckily for you, someone else has already surveyed the options and compiled a list of the top candidates for your weekend plans.

Escape Rooms

Not many people know this, but Denver is the escape room capital of America!… Okay, maybe not officially, but if you’re looking for high-quality escape rooms, the Mile High City is known to be littered with excellent and unique escape locations. Both franchise and indie facilities have gained strong footings in the city’s culture, so if you’re not looking to go very far away from Denver or outside the city limits at all, an escape room is your best bet to have a great time. And if you’re open to suggestions, EscapeWorks Denver is the premier escape room in the city. It is a must-try when you’re exploring the city streets. You can visit their website to reserve a spot, or drop in with your friends to combine your group with another.

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If you’re looking to escape the city for a while, just twenty minutes outside Denver is one of the most quickly popularizing activities in the nation: Topgolf. Centennial, Colorado is home to the only Topgolf location in the state, so if you’re looking for things to do within an hour from Denver, stop by or you may not get the chance again. The golf-lounge hybrid facility has a trendy, chilled-out atmosphere that’s versatile to your group and its energy. Whether you want to feed your competitive nature or kick back and relax, Topgolf has you covered. Drop-ins, parties, dinners, they really can do it all.

White River National Forest

When you think of Colorado, you most likely associate it with some form of nature, whether it be mountains, forests, or wildlife. So why not experience the best nature has to offer when it’s all around the Mile High City? Exactly one hour away from Denver is White River National Forest, a prime location for outdoor activities ranging from hiking to camping to horseback riding. And, since winter is upon us, White River is home to legendary skiing locations such as Breckenridge, Snowmass, and Vail. Why stay inside when there’s so much beauty to explore in the outdoors?

The Denver area is packed full of gems waiting to be discovered by you. All you have to do is a little detective work, and there are hundreds of adventures at your fingertips.


$35 per person


1529 Champa St.
Denver, CO

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