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Summer 2016 Heats Up in Colorado With Exciting New Events, Activities, Attractions, Lodging Offerings, Culinary Experiences and More

/ -- DENVER, CO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/16 -- Colorado is setting the scene for an unforgettable summer season with exciting new offerings. Following is a sampling of what's new this summer in Colorado, visit

New Attractions and Activities:

ART Hotel Launches Guided Public Art Runs. The ART recently launched an 5K urban public art run.

Chef-Driven Farmers Market at Denver's Union Station. This summer, the Boulder County Farmers Market will partner with Denver Union Station and prominent area chefs to open the city's first chef-driven farmers market.

Public Transit Center at Denver International Airport. Slated to open in April 2016, a new electric commuter rail line will run from the airport to downtown Denver.

Denver Zoo Opens New Tiger Exhibit. This summer, the Denver Zoo will unveil an exciting new tiger exhibit, The Edge.

Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort Expands. New for summer 2016, Evolution Bike Park will offer an added pump track and practice loop as well as Happy Hour, a new intermediate trail.

Fort Collin's Historic Jessup Farm Reimagined as New Artisan Village. The new Jessup Farm artisan village features businesses focused on handcrafted and locally-sourced products.

Powderhorn Mountain Resort Enhances Mountain Bike Offerings. Powderhorn Mountain Resort will debut two new mountain bike trails in summer 2016.

Technical Mountaineering Guide Services at Rocky Mountain National Park. Rocky Mountain National Park awarded contracts to six new guiding outfitters who will create diverse opportunities beginning in summer 2016.

Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience. Making its debut in May 2016, the Royal Gorge Dinosaur Experience will center on a custom-built museum, and will also include outdoor education and recreational opportunities.

Minturn Anglers Offers Heli Fly Fishing. New for Summer 2016, Minturn Anglers will offer a one-of-a-kind fly-fishing experience that allows anglers access to private Colorado waters via helicopter.

Vail Mountain Opens Epic Discovery. This summer, Vail will launch Epic Discovery, a new comprehensive summer activities experience focused on learn-through-play elements.

New Lodging and Accommodations Offerings:

Boutique Western Cabins in the Heart of Creede. Nationally recognized architecture, a rich and uniquely western history, and the beauty of the cabins at Windsock Acres combine to make a stay in Creede unforgettable.

Elk River Guest Ranch. Opening in June 2016, Elk River Guest Ranch is located just north of Steamboat Springs and offers a unique blend of outdoor activities, town proximity and mountain solitude.

The Barber Shop at Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail. The first of its kind in Vail Village, this classic American barbershop offers a variety of men's grooming services, complete with local craft brews and liquors served with each treatment.

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Announces Palisade Ranch. Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa will open Palisade Ranch, an on-property ranch designed to provide the ultimate western experience on May 1, 2016.

Trailhead Inn Opens in Winter Park. Opened in January 2016, the new Trailhead Inn in downtown Winter Park features 40 contemporary and comfortably appointed rooms, an indoor pool and hot tub.

Sage Hospitality to Open "Halcyon - a Hotel in Cherry Creek". Slated to open in Cherry Creek in spring 2016, this seven-story independent luxury property will feature 155 rooms and approximately 3,500 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space.

Studio Anjali at The Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek Offers Aerial Yoga. Located at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain, Studio Anjali at the Westin Riverfront Beaver Creek launched a new aerial yoga program open to guests in February 2016.

Forage via Horseback at Smith Fork Ranch. Smith Fork Ranch, located in the North Fork Valley on Colorado's Western Slope, is offering a new 'Horseback Riding & Foraging' experience this summer.

Viceroy Snowmass to Offer Cycling Program with Pro Rider, Will Frischkorn. New for summer 2016, the Viceroy Snowmass will offer a cycling program led by former pro cyclist, Will Frischkorn (Tour de France competitor for Garmin).

The Broadmoor's Cloud Camp Opens The Overlook Meeting Space. The Overlook is a 1,500-square-foot meeting space at The Broadmoor's Cloud Camp, opening for the 2016 season.

New Events and Festivals:

Anderson Ranch Arts Center Marks 50th Anniversary. Anderson Ranch Arts Center, a premier art making destination located in Aspen, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of more than 150 special workshops available throughout the summer season.

The National Parks Service Celebrates its Centennial. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service. Home to 12 National Parks and Monuments, a series of special events and programs will take place across Colorado throughout the year.

Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre Celebrates 75th Anniversary. Throughout 2016, Red Rocks Amphitheatre will celebrate its 75th anniversary with special concerts and events.

Zapata Ranch Sandhill Crane Photography Workshop, March 6-11, 2016. Guests of Zapata Ranch will join renowned conservation photographers for an unforgettable photography workshop to document the spring migration of the Sandhill Cranes.

The Home Ranch Work Week, May 10-15, 2016. Join The Home Ranch staff for five nights and experience life on the ranch. Several workshops, demonstrations and lectures will be offered throughout the week.

Snowmass Enduro World Series Mountain Bike Race, July 30-21, 2016. Snowmass will serve as the only U.S. stop of the Enduro World Series (EWS) bike competition that will take place in Aspen Snowmass, July 30-31, 2016.

106 West Triathlon, September 10, 2016. 106 West Triathlon will be one of the highest triathlons in the world and the first time swimming has been allowed in Lake Dillon.

New Food and Beverage Offerings:

10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company Opens New Tasting Room. The 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company recently relocated and expanded its tasting room to the heart of Vail Village.

Blue Moon to Open Experimental Brewery and Restaurant. Slated to open in late 2016 in Denver's hip RiNo (River North) neighborhood, the brewers will push boundaries when it comes to technique, style and ingredients.

The Bookcase & Barber Barbershop/Speakeasy Opens in Durango. Beyond a bookshelf in the vintage-style barbershop lies a cozy speakeasy bar that serves up specialty-crafted drinks.

The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm. Opened in late-2015, and located in a 129-year-old-home at the new Jessup Farm artisan village, The Farmhouse takes an evolutionary approach to food.

FoodLab Opens in Boulder. Opened in December 2015, Food Lab is a new cooking studio located in downtown Boulder.

Lauded Denver Restaurateur, Justin Cucci to Open Two New Restaurant Concepts, L5 and Vital Root. Located in LoHi with an anticipated opening in June 2016, L5 will boast spectacular unobstructed city views of east Denver and will offer traditional Mediterranean tapas. Located in a '70s-era building, Vital Root will offer a vegetarian and vegan-friendly menu with a juicing program.

Rec Room Opens in Aspen. Opened in early 2016, the new nightlife experience brings the David Burke Group's notable whimsy and innovation to the Aspen venue.

The Roadhouse Boulder Depot Debuts. Opened in December 2015 and located in the historic Boulder Train Depot, the new Roadhouse Boulder Depot brings an urban flare to a historic setting.

Root & Flower Wine Bar Debuts in Vail Village. Opened in December 2015, Root & Flower offers a comprehensive wine-by-the-glass menu, a creative and eclectic mix of cocktails and an ever-changing food list.

Stanley Marketplace to Open. The popularity of food halls continues in Denver, with the late-summer 2016 opening of Stanley Marketplace. This adaptive reuse community hub will be home to a park, beer hall, multiple restaurants, boutique shops and more.

Tivoli Brewery and Tap House Reopens in Denver. One of Denver's oldest breweries was resurrected in late 2015. Nearly 50 years after ceasing operations, the Tivoli Brewing Co. is up-and-running in the historic Tivoli building.

Two Mile Brewery to Open in Leadville. America's highest brewery, Two Mile Brewery, is slated to open in Leadville in spring 2016.

Triple S Brewing Company Offers Growler Delivery. Beginning in December 2015, Triple S Brewery is the first brew pub in the state of Colorado to offer a new service -- growler delivery.

Carly Holbrook
Colorado Tourism Office
Phone: 720-289-9366