Since 1970, April 22nd has been nationally recognized as Earth Day, a 24 hour period dedicated to environmental support and recognition. While celebrations differ from county-to-county, a common theme resonates in every culture – Earth Day is a reminder to go outside and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. For some people, this means making an extra effort to sit outside on their lunch hour, for others it means playing hooky from work and going on an epic hike. If you happen to find yourself in the Rocky Mountains on this lovely day, be sure to check out at least one of the awesome activities below!
1) White Water Rafting
The ultimate Colorado adventure! Come experience some of the best whitewater rafting with AVA. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. Our trips range from family-friendly float trips for children as young as three years old to high adrenaline, class 5 trips, for individuals with more rafting experience. Don’t shy away from this once in a lifetime adventure simply because you don’t have the experience. Contact our adventure experts – we will help you find a trip that best suits your needs.
2) Cliffside Zip line Tour
Our Idaho Springs Outpost, located just 30 minutes from Denver, Colorado, has one of the best zip line courses in the state. The 6 line course provides an aerial tour of the Chicago Creek and the historic mining town of Idaho Springs. The tour will begin on our zip truck with a ride through historical downtown. The entire tour will take roughly two and a half hours (weather dependent). Be sure to ask your guide about the many challenge activities along the course. The bridge of doom and 50-foot free fall are two of my favorites!
Float over the Rocky Mountains as you take in the breathtaking sunrise on a one-of-a-kind Colorado hot air balloon ride. Our trips depart daily from Breckenridge, Colorado in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or simply looking for a memorable family activity, our hot air balloon ride is truly a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Following the ride, guests will enjoy a gourment breakfast, served with next to the balloon on a white linen spread. We gaurentee you will be talking about this ride for years to come!
Regardless of where you may find yourself on April 22nd, be conscious of your surroundings and take a moment to see the beauty in the world around. Earth Day is a friendly reminder to go outside – ditch the electronics and get back to your roots.