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Top 10 Company Outings for Your Team in Colorado

By: Faith Partain

What is the true key to success? Well we think it is a happy and healthy team of employees working together to create positive change in a company. Yes, companies are capable of finding success with a great product alone, but without an incredible team behind that product or service then that success can be greatly limited. Whether your company employs people to come together to develop an interesting idea or to provide excellent service to your client base, having those employees work as a unified team with a clear goal in mind is absolutely essential.

You may be wondering where we are going with this right about now. Well, we have just the idea to help facilitate bringing a team of employees together. Now, we are not going to take credit for the team building idea because that has been around long enough and companies have utilized all different types of team building exercises to bring their employees together. What we will take credit for is putting together a list of THE BEST, and we mean absolute best team building activities in Colorado.

A company outing should include activities that are designed to team build and push your employees. There are plenty of activities that can combine those goals but making the experience something that your employees will remember should be a priority as well.

Check out this list of the top 10 company outing options in Colorado that all businesses should consider in moving forward towards further success! This list will include tons of options no matter what type, length, level your group may be looking for.

  1. BLUE RIVER EXPRESS 1/3 DAY TRIP

Location: Silverthorne, Colorado

Favorite aspect: VIEWS FOR DAYS. We mean it… not only is the river beautiful but the surrounding peaks will take your breath away.

Difficulty Level: 3 – Moderate with some physical exertion but great for all ages and all adventure levels.

This is a great option for those companies looking to boost their team bonding without making a major time commitment to an outing. This white-water rafting trip takes about 3 hours total to complete, and is a great way to encourage your employees to work together while having a memorable experience together.

  1. GRANITE VIA FERRATA ½ DAY TRIP

Location: Granite, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Repelling down the cliff (with help of course) and zipping in and out of this amazing course.

Difficulty Level: 5-  This trip is pretty wild and will require physical exertion throughout the trip and guests should live a moderately active lifestyle.

This is the ultimate working together & adrenaline trip. In order to complete the course your employees will be responsible for helping each other to use the clips on the via ferrata device and to communicate what is coming ahead. The ½ day trips are typically a 2-4-hour time commitment. This is not a great option if your employees are not up for an adventure!

  1. SCENIC FULL DAY FLOAT TRIP ON THE COLORADO RIVER

Location: Kremmling, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Jump Rock where you and your colleges and safely cliff jump into the river.

Difficulty Level: 2 – This trip is great for adventurers of all ages, and those looking to sit back and relax and take in the views. You will get a chance to paddle through some small rapids.

The perfect option for a laid-back company outing! This is a beautiful backdrop to a mellow rafting trip. This will give your trip leader an opportunity to effectively give out information for the outing without too much excitement going on. There are gorgeous features to this trip such as hot springs to enjoy & relax and jumping rocks to maybe push the comfort zones of some of your employees.

  1. OFF ROAD – UTV RENTALS HALF OR FULL DAY ADVENTURE

Location: Kremmling, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Well, it just may have to be the acres and acres of back country terrain you can zoom through

Difficulty Level: 3 – Moderate physical exertion is required, but great for groups that can be divided into 4 as 4 people can be in one UTV at a time.

UTV rentals are a great way to teach effective communication and navigation while affording your employees the opportunity to have a great deal of fun! This would be a great option for a smaller group or as an alternative to the previously listed float trip option for those employees with a bit more desire for adventure.

  1. GUIDED DAY HIKE IN THE ROCKIES

Location: Rocky Mountain National Park

Favorite Aspect: The stories… no wait the prepared meal, maybe just the guide… but what about the view. We can’t pick just one!

Difficulty Level: 3 – Mild to moderate physical exertion but great for all fitness levels.

This is a customizable trip option based on your group’s needs and desires. Whether you are looking to push the limits of your employees or to just experience a beautiful hike together with the knowledge & experience of a guide that knows the area then this will be a great trip for your group. Be sure to commit the entire day to this activity.

  1. FULL DAY AERIAL ADVENTURE

Locations: Buena Vista, Colorado – pick one!

Favorite Aspect: Spending the entire day with your feet on the cliff and your hands gripping rocks while you navigate a mountain top obstacle course.

Difficulty Level: 5 – All guests should be moderately active as physical exertion will be required throughout the entire trip.

AVA Zipline

If you liked the idea of the via ferrata trip but are looking for something that will utilize more time for your company outing, then this is a great way to include via ferrata and zip lining to make the experience even more memorable for your employees!

  1. SADDLE & PADDLE ADVENTURE

Location: Kremmling, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: The best 2 Colorado activities in 1 day!

Difficulty Level: 2 – Great for all ages and some mild physical activity may be required.

Image courtesy of LostValleyRanch.com

Combine the SCENIC ½ DAY FLOAT TRIP ON THE COLORADO RIVER with a ½ day of horseback riding! This provides some additional diversity in your activities for the day while also providing additional opportunities for a different style of team bonding!

  1. UPPER CLEAR CREEK RAFTING + ZIPLINE PACKAGE

Location: Idaho Springs, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Paddling through the beautiful canyon then zipping above it. Ahh just a perfect day.

Difficulty Level: 5 – All guests should be moderately active as physical exertion will be required throughout the entire trip. We recommend all participants are able to swim as this is a class 4 rafting trip.

This trip is only 30 minutes outside of Denver and it is great for a group of employees who really want to push themselves with a full day of fun.

  1. 24 HOURS IN BROWNS CANYON DELUXE

Location: Buena Vista, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Rafting through one of the most beautiful national monuments in the country.

Difficulty level: 4 – Exciting trip with physical exertion but great for all ages and all adventure levels.

Taking in the serene landscape before paddle into the beautiful canyon

This trip is a great opportunity to spend the weekend in nature as a team while creating some memorable experiences to bond over in the office on Monday!

  1. 3 DAY MILD TO WILD

Location: Buena Vista, Colorado

Favorite Aspect: Repelling, kayaking, rafting, camping, we cannot pick just one thing!

Difficulty level: 6 – Intense and physically demanding. Great for people who are already physically active.

The absolute best option for those looking to do some serious team bonding! This 2 night 3 day trip includes white water rafting, rock climbing, zip lining, and camping for the ultimate limit-pushing, team-building company outing!

Learn more with our full 3 day mild to wild itinerary.

With all of this information in mind, now the tough choice is deciding which company outing is going to be the very best choice for your team. Some of the choices will be fairly clear as they will depend on things like scheduling availability and budget, but once those things have been decided then things get fun! We have adventure specialist who are ready to handle planning your trip and making sure it is smooth for your employees!

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