Get Active With Colorado's Culinary Offerings

Apr 01, 2014, 15:48 ET from Colorado Tourism Office

DENVER, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado farms, ranches, breweries and wineries have partnered up with active tours to provide one-of-a-kind experiences. Below is a sampling of tours and festivals that will get the blood pumping and stimulate the taste buds. For more information, visit


Beer and Bike Tours (Fort Collins) Beer & Bike Tours is the chance to experience Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, Rocky Mountain National Park and beyond with day or customized Colorado tours.

Boulder Bike to Farm Tours (Boulder) – Experience local farm culture with Awestruck Outdoors private, group or electric bike rides that end at local farms.

Colorado Jeep Tours and Wine Package (Cañon City) From March through October, take a Colorado Jeep Tour through the gold mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek, ending with a wine tour and tasting at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey.

Dinner Float Trip (Gunnison-Crested Butte)Take a Rocky Mountains boat ride to Italian riverfront restaurant, Garlic Mikes, with a scenic Dinner Float Trip.

Dude Ranch A Colorado Dude Ranch is a true Western experience where guests can horseback ride, hike, and fish, or even attend a local wine pairing demonstration, harvest produce or help ranchers herd cattle.

Happy Hour Yoga (Durango) On Mondays, yogis can rejuvenate at Happy Hour Yoga and be rewarded afterwards with a free pint of beer from local brewery, Ska Brewing Co.


FIBArk Festival (Salida) – The First in Boating on the Arkansas Festival, held June 12-15, is the nation's oldest whitewater festival offering education, competitions, local beer, food and more, all while promoting the preservation of Salida's whitewater paddle sports.

Crested Butte Wildflower Festival (Crested Butte) – The Wildflower Festival held June through August offers exploration of wildflowers via a 4x4 Jeep tour.

Telluride Mushroom Festival (Telluride) – At Telluride Mushroom Festival, August 14-17, learn all things mushrooms and even enter an eating contest at the Chef Cook-off street party.

Tour de Vineyard (Palisade) The 21st Annual Tour de Vineyards is the perfect way to see many Western Slope wineries with a leisurely 25-mile bicycle ride on September 20.

Mountain Harvest Festival (Paonia) – From September 25-28, the Mountain Harvest Festival offers slow bike races, a Jumbo Mountain Trail Run, locally brewed beer from Revolution Brewing, food vendors in the park or a farm-to-table dinner at The Living Farm Café.

Contacts: Carly Holbrook / 720-289-9366,

SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office