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Colorado Unveils an Exciting Line-Up Of New Summer Events, Attractions, Lodging Openings and Unmatched Recreational Pursuits
 

Denver, CO, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New activities, events, attractions, lodging offerings and more are the buzz this summer in Colorado. For more information and travel ideas, visit www.COLORADO.com.

EXCITING NEW EVENTS, FESTIVALS AND ANNIVERSARIES

Aspen Celebrates the Bauhaus Centennial in 2019: Numerous local organizations will collaborate on events to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the modernist art school, honor its impact on Aspen and reignite the creative power that began a century ago.

C Lazy U Saddles Up for its 100th Anniversary in 2019: C Lazy U will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2019 with special packages, an exclusive partnership with a local Colorado whiskey maker and more.

Fine Arts Center (FAC) Celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2019: The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is gearing up for its 100th anniversary with a year’s worth of spectacular arts programming.

Minturn Celebrates 115 Years in 2019: Settled over half a century before the resort communities that surround it, the Town of Minturn will celebrate 115 years with anniversary events throughout the year.

The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park Celebrates its 90th Anniversary in 2019: The highest suspension bridge in America will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2019 by installing special boards with guest signatures wood-burned into them as replacement planks.

Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, March 1-August 25, 2019: Leonardo da Vinci: 500 Years of Genius, is the most comprehensive exhibition about da Vinci ever presented. Dozens of replicas of da Vinci’s machine inventions reveal how his fundamental scientific and artistic principles continue to impact the world today.

New Southwest Chief Bicycle & Comedy Festival Launches in Trinidad, May 2-5, 2019: The first ever Southwest Chief Bicycle and Comedy Festival follows the route of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief and will stop at the route’s center station in May.

OHV Adventure Rally Comes to Rangely, May 3-5, 2019: The event will feature more than 10 trails for free-riding along with guided rides and an OHV Rodeo where riders can participate in speed and tactical challenges to win prizes.

The Boulder Beer Chase, June 15, 2019: The Boulder Beer Chase is a new 1-day, 6-person relay of 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (3-6 miles per leg).

Web.com Announces New Golf Event at TPC Colorado, July 8-14, 2019: The new TPC Colorado golf course in Berthoud will host a new Web.com Tour, the top developmental circuit for the PGA Tour, this summer.

Colorado Classic Becomes Women’s Only Bike Race, Aug. 22-25, 2019: The 2019Colorado Classic will become the only women’s stand-alone stage race in the Western Hemisphere on the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar and USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour, while raising the bar for pro women’s cycling around the world.

ENTICING NEW ATTRACTIONS, ACTIVITIES AND ADVENTURES

Canyons of the Ancients Guest Ranch Offers New Archeology Program: New for summer 2019, guests of the historic Canyons of the Ancients Guest Ranch can partake in a new archaeology program and join a local rockologist who is excavating a village on the property.

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park Opens New Via Ferrata in Manitou Springs: A new, two-hour guided rock climbing adventure at Cave of the Winds allows guests to scale limestone cliffs and mountains.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park’s Dixon Trail to Open: After nearly a decade of planning, Colorado Springs’ newest trail to the top of Cheyenne Mountain is now open to the public.

New Water’s Edge Exhibit to Open at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: The new Water’s Edge: Africa exhibit will offer guests the opportunity to hang on a beach with penguins, cross a suspension bridge over hippos and view an island full of tapirs.

The Crested Butte Center for the Arts Unveils New Expansion: The Crested Butte Center for The Arts expansion will include a new Alpenglow outdoor stage, five class and rehearsal rooms, four art studios, a new visual arts gallery and more.

Eagle River Park to Open in Full: Slated to open in spring 2019, this 4.3-acre park includes a new world-class whitewater park that will provide a venue for whitewater competitions and events.

New Iron Mountain Tramway to Debut at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park: Slated in to open in mid-March 2019, the new detachable Mountain Tramway at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be able to transport 1,000 guests per hour to and from the mountain-top theme park.

Mesa Verde Country Launches New Farm & Ranch Tours: New for 2019, visitors are invited to  discover what life on a farm is like as they taste the flavors of the region through Mesa Verde Country’s new farm and ranch tours.

Mesa Verde National Park Receives Rockefeller’s Native American Art Treasures:The Estate of David Rockefeller recently donated 115 works of art to Mesa Verde National Park.

New Poudre River Whitewater Park to Open: Slated to open late summer 2019, the new Poudre River Whitewater Park will include a boulder-lined boat chute, rock features, holes for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), tubing and shallow play along the shore.

Roll Massif Announces New American Sportive Series: Roll Massif features eight road, gravel, and mountain biking events throughout Colorado.

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park to Open New Via Ferrata: The Royal Gorge Bridge & Park will debut a new Via Ferrata on the granite walls of the Royal Gorge for summer 2019. 

Telluride Ski Resort Unveils New Bike Park: Partnering with Gravity Logic, Telluride Ski Resort will debut a new bike park in June 2019 that will showcase miles of gravity-fed flow trails, smooth sweeping turns and arching bridges.

U.S. Air Force Academy Planetarium To Reopen: Coming  in 2019, the U.S. Air Force Academy will be reopening its planetarium that has been closed since 2004 to the public.

NEW LODGING PROPERTIES AND MAJOR RENOVATIONS:

Fort Collins’ Armstrong Hotel Debuts Remodel: An Old Town Fort Collins landmark, the iconic Armstrong Hotel will debut a new remodel in April 2019 that will feature nine new guest rooms, an expanded lobby and refreshed interior.

ColoRADo Adventure Hostel Opens in Colorado Springs: Opened in late-2018, this 55-bed hostel is the first hostel in Colorado Springs.

Critter Mountain Ranch Opens in Dolores: Critter Mountain Ranch guest house is located near a working alpaca ranch and sits on 40 acres surrounded by gorgeous views.

New Dark Skies Vacation Homes In Custer County: New for summer 2019,  travelers can visit Colorado's only International Dark Sky Designated Community of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff and experience a Dark Skies Vacation through a new vacation company of the same name.

The Foundry to Open with Hotel and Movie Theater in Loveland: Slated to open in May 2019, Loveland's new Foundry development is an epicenter of entertainment and pays homage to Loveland's thriving arts scene.

Gaylord Rockies Opens in Aurora: Opened in late-2018, Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center features more than 1,500 guest rooms, eight dining options, a luxurious spa and salon, diverse shops, indoor and outdoor pool and more.

Glenwood Hot Springs Resort Debuts Multi-Million Dollar Renovation: The 130-year-old Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, the world’s largest hot springs pool, will unveil a new renovation in July 2019 that will include the Adventure River and a new children's play area.

The Hotel Colorado Will Begin Major Renovations in 2019: Glenwood Springs’ historic Hotel Colorado is making major enhancements starting in February 2019 including the renovation of all guest rooms.

Laszlo Hotel to Open in Parker: Slated to open in August 2019, the new Laszlo Hotel is a 51-room independent and locally-owned boutique hotel located in Parker that will take guests back in time to the Casablanca era.

The LUMIN Residences Open in Snowmass: The new LUMIN, in the heart of Colorado’s reimagined Snowmass Base Village, features three penthouse residences offering a comfortable alpine elegance with sophisticated furnishings.

Monarch Casino Black Hawk Unveils Major Renovation: Monarch Casino Black Hawk will unveil a major, multi-phase renovation this spring that includes a remodel of all guest rooms, casino areas and a new high-end spa.

Red Mountain Alpine Lodge Opens in Rugged San Juan Mountains: Located just north of the summit of Red Mountain Pass, RMAL sleeps 18-20 people and comes complete with gourmet eats, a bar/tavern, wood-burning sauna and more. RMAL can also be connected with the luxe Opus Hut for a European Haute Route hiking experience.

Redstone Castle Reopens In Carbondale: Once home to America’s sixth wealthiest person, the restored Redstone Castle in Carbondale is now a boutique hotel.

Thelma Hut Debuts in the San Juan Mountains: Perfect for those who seek an off-grid experience with the luxuries of everyday life, Thelma Hut offers a hut host who cooks three meals daily.

W Aspen and The Sky Residences at W Aspen to Open Summer 2019: Slated to open in early June 2019, the new W Hotel and Residences will offer 88 guestrooms and a 12,000-square-foot rooftop bar and pool.

The Wyman Hotel Opens in Silverton: Located on Silverton's main street, the 1902 landmark building has been reimagined with the comforts and amenities of an urban boutique hotel.

NEW AND UNIQUE LODGING PACKAGES & EXPERIENCES

Painting & Photography Classes at Chico Basin: Award-winning National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez will lead an immersive, week-long photography workshop and renowned artist Jill Soukup will lead a painting workshop focused on drawing and painting horses.

Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa Announces New All-Inclusive Casita Experience: The new All-Inclusive Casita Experience includes accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, gourmet daily meals, a customizable menu of recreational activities and more.

The Original Package Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Hotel Teatro: Denver’s original boutique hotel is celebrating 20 years in 2019. Book The Original package, and receive the best of Hotel Teatro.

The Ramble Hotel to Offer New Denver Graffiti Package: The Ramble Hotel is offering a new Denver Graffiti Package that includes accommodations, two tickets to the Denver Graffiti Tour and more.

Vail Marriott Launches Om Boocha Wellness Experience: For an elevated wellness experience, unwind with Vail Marriott’s weekly 50-minute Om Boocha yoga class followed by kombucha crafted in-house.

INSPIRED FOOD & BEVERAGE OFFERINGS

5030 Local Opens in Loveland: New for 2019, Peel Handcrafted Pizza and Berthoud Brewing Company are combining their talents to create 5030 Local.

Beckon Opens in Denver’s RiNo Neighborhood: Opened in late-2018, Beckon is Denver's first chef's counter reservation-only restaurant.

Broadway Market to Open in Denver’s Golden Triangle Neighborhood: Denver's newest food hall and community gathering place is coming to the Golden Triangle in summer 2019.

Alex Seidel Opens New Chook Chicken: This new fast-casual restaurant is a rotisserie chicken shop with counter service and comforting side dishes.

Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project Returns To Its Roots: The popular Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project is opening up a new experimental brewery and taproom in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins this spring.

Envy Brewing Opens in Fort Collins: Envy Brewing focuses on collaboration beers with plans to partner with other breweries, malt companies, local businesses and area homebrewers.

Fenceline Cider & Outlier Cellars Debuts in Mancos: Featuring apples that grow at the base of the La Plata Mountains, Fenceline Cider has a new taproom in downtown Mancos.

New Golden Mill Food Hall to Open in Golden: From the team behind Denver’s Stanley Marketplace and lauded chef, Daniel Asher, Golden Mill Food Hall is slated to open in late 2019.

La Nonna Ristorante Opens in Vail: Executive Chef Simone Reatti serves up authentic Italian fare in his recently opened restaurant La Nonna Ristorante.

Upper East Side’s Le Bilboquet to Open in Cherry Creek North: Le Bilboquet, a second location of the famously exclusive New York mainstay, will open in 2019 and will be divided into a fine-dining dinner bistro and a breakfast and lunch cafe.

The Way Home Debuts in Carbondale: Opened in fall 2018, The Way Home is a new restaurant in Carbondale featuring locally sourced ingredients that support regional farmers and ranchers.

Wolf’s Tailor Opens in Denver: A nod to the craftsman who fashioned sheep’s clothing for the sly wolf, The Wolf’s Tailor stitches together chef Kelly Whitaker’s collaborations and travels through Italian kitchens and Asian night markets.

WHATS ON TAP FOR 2020 AND BEYOND…

Colorado Olympic Museum To Open in 2020: Opening its doors in 2020, the U.S. Olympic Museum and Hall of Fame will be an experience like no other, where the legacies of American Olympians and Paralympians get a well-deserved permanent home.

MeowWolf Comes to Denver in 2020: Santa Fe’s lauded arts and entertainment group, MeowWolf, will be opening a new immersive arts experience in Denver in late-2020.

New River Run, a Signature Sun RV Resort to Open in Granby: The new development, River Run, will offer furnished mountain cottages, glamping accommodations, RV facilities and tent camping set against spectacular views of the Continental Divide.

Pikes Peak Cog Railway To Reopen in 2021: The historic Pikes Peak Cog Railway will reopen after a multi-year hiatus for repairs in 2021 and will continue transporting people to the 14,115-foot summit of Pikes Peak.

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Carly Holbrook/ 720.289.9366, carly.holbrook@state.co.us
Abby Leeper / 720.664.4049, abby.leeper@state.co.us
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