December 5

Things to Do Within an Hour From Denver

Things to Do Within an Hour From Denver

Maybe you’re a Denver local looking to switch up your normal weekend plans, or perhaps you’re a visitor longing to experience everything Denver and the surrounding area has to offer. Wherever you’re from and whoever you are, there’s something in the Mile High City for you. If you want to go on a little adventure outside the city or you want to discover Denver’s hidden gems, all you have to do is a little bit of digging. Luckily for you, someone else has already surveyed the options and compiled a list of the top candidates for your weekend plans.

Escape Rooms

Not many people know this, but Denver is the escape room capital of America!… Okay, maybe not officially, but if you’re looking for high-quality escape rooms, the Mile High City is known to be littered with excellent and unique escape locations. Both franchise and indie facilities have gained strong footings in the city’s culture, so if you’re not looking to go very far away from Denver or outside the city limits at all, an escape room is your best bet to have a great time. And if you’re open to suggestions, EscapeWorks Denver is the premier escape room in the city. It is a must-try when you’re exploring the city streets. You can visit their website to reserve a spot, or drop in with your friends to combine your group with another.

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If you’re looking to escape the city for a while, just twenty minutes outside Denver is one of the most quickly popularizing activities in the nation: Topgolf. Centennial, Colorado is home to the only Topgolf location in the state, so if you’re looking for things to do within an hour from Denver, stop by or you may not get the chance again. The golf-lounge hybrid facility has a trendy, chilled-out atmosphere that’s versatile to your group and its energy. Whether you want to feed your competitive nature or kick back and relax, Topgolf has you covered. Drop-ins, parties, dinners, they really can do it all.

White River National Forest

When you think of Colorado, you most likely associate it with some form of nature, whether it be mountains, forests, or wildlife. So why not experience the best nature has to offer when it’s all around the Mile High City? Exactly one hour away from Denver is White River National Forest, a prime location for outdoor activities ranging from hiking to camping to horseback riding. And, since winter is upon us, White River is home to legendary skiing locations such as Breckenridge, Snowmass, and Vail. Why stay inside when there’s so much beauty to explore in the outdoors?

The Denver area is packed full of gems waiting to be discovered by you. All you have to do is a little detective work, and there are hundreds of adventures at your fingertips.

The Reviews

  • review rating 5  Went here as a small group recently and had a great time. Instructions from the staff were pretty clear at the beginning and helpful in their instructions in explaining how to try to solve the room. Trace was a great guide for this experience and would happily go again.

    thumb Nate Rogers

    review rating 5  So many fun choices, a super safe place with a super professional and kind staff. The room I did was so much fun and planned down to the millimeter. My whole crew had a blast. I highly recommend it. No wait no fuss, treat yourself

    thumb gusgusgeol
  • review rating 5  We had an excellent time!!! The staff was wonderful and very accommodating!! Malika and Trace were fantastic!! There was also another gentleman with a beard that has the BEST customer service!!! I'm sorry I cant remember his name... Very fun scenario!!! Thanks for a great time! We will absolutely be back for sure !!

    thumb Dhalia 1991

    review rating 5  Great escape room. Would highly recommend. Nice workers. Trace did an excellent job. Definitely plan on coming again. 👍

    thumb Holly Schmidt
  • review rating 5  My experience here was awesome! Neb was very knowledgeable and very informative. You can tell he really cares about the customers experience! Thank you guys so much for a great time. Juan the manager is awesome as well!!

    thumb Kristen Barnes

    review rating 5  Came here for my birthday and it was a blast! Super nice people. We did the Casino Heist and it was definitely challenging but they did give us clues along the way. Can’t wait to go back!

    thumb Samantha Kendrick
  • review rating 5  My fiancee and I were vacationing in Denver and tried out the Egyptian Tomb with another group of 4. We escaped with 5 minutes to spare! Very good room layout and good props. Puzzles were challenging and rewarding once solved. I was not a huge fan of how they did the hints... usually you have 3 hints or whatever and you ask for a hint when you get stuck, instead they give you hints when they think you need it. Otherwise, our game master, Trace, was very helpful and personable. Overall, very satisfied with our experience!

    thumb Wes Cantrell

    review rating 5  Had a great work team retreat activity here. Loved the puzzles and escaping the "flower shop" (aka: 1920s speakeasy). I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a team building exercise or just wanting to have fun.

    thumb Robert Bogan
  • review rating 5  This was such a great place to go! It was our first escape room and they gave us a great experience! We will definitely be back to do other rooms! EVERYBODY should go here! They lock your phone and you have the key! Such a good friendly staff as well Jenn was such a great help!!! Overall a absoutly wonderful experience!

    thumb Nikki Schepp

    review rating 5  Amazing escape room! I had a blast! The Casino Heist was one of the best I have participated in. Gen was an incredible host, super friendly and welcoming. Definitely recommend!

    thumb Janeese Brooks
  • review rating 5  Their flower shop was quite enjoyable, and Dana delivered with a lovely performance. Give her a raise 😁I've only done one room, but it was a great time. It was a bit challenging, yet did not feel too difficult for all levels of problem solving.

    thumb Caleb B

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