The ART Hotel, located in Denver’s museum district, has introduced a 5K urban public art run. Guests can request a detailed map featuring a route that highlights downtown Denver’s most significant public art pieces, and guides are available if desired.

Denver’s first chef-driven farmers market has launched and runs every Saturday until Oct. 24 due to a partnership between the Boulder County Farmers Market, Denver Union Station and prominent area chefs.

The new Jessup Farm artisan village in Fort Collins features businesses focused on handcrafted and locally sourced products and utilizes rebuilt and remodeled chicken coops, a loafing shed, a saddle shop and old barn. A new restaurant, The Farmhouse at Jessup Farm, is located in a 130-year-old home and utilizes the village’s small farm and garden.

For the first time, Minturn Anglers is offering helicopter fly fishing to allow anglers access to private Colorado waters and streamside fine dining. Custom itineraries can be built for groups.

Smith Fork Ranch near Crawford has started offering a horseback riding and foraging experience led by one of the ranch’s chefs. Guests depart on a guided ride in search of mushrooms and other local delicacies and return to the ranch to create a meal using the ingredients paired with produce from the ranch’s farmstead.

Vail Mountain has introduced Epic Discovery featuring learn-throughplay elements that provide guests with hands-on information and activities about forest health, wildlife and mountain geography and includes Game Creek Canopy Tour, Forest Flyer alpine coaster and an expanded trail system for hiking and exploring.

Food Lab is a new cooking studio located in downtown Boulder that helps enhance culinary skills and food and wine knowledge and teams up with local chefs to teach classes and create unique menus.

The popularity of food halls continues in Denver with the upcoming opening of Stanley Marketplace in 2016, once headquarters of Stanley Aviation and soon home to a park, beer hall, multiple restaurants, boutique shops and more. 

It’s easy to meld urban adventures with brewery or culinary experiences that are sure to leave attendees grinning.

1. Pair an artistic adventure at the brand new Board & Brush creative studio at The Exchange in Old Town with a stop at Copper Muse Distillery or Infinite Monkey Theorem winery, located in the same open-air plaza.

 

Highline, a 116-room modern mountain resort, opened its doors in west Vail just in time for the 2019/2020 ski season. An elevated cabin-in-the woods aesthetic flows throughout the property, from the A-frame communal lobby and restaurant to cozy guest rooms and spacious loft suites. The interior features weathered woods, slate and leather accents in a palette of soothing neutrals and region- ally inspired art and fixtures.

 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.