Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Colorado: Outdoor Ideas

A group of ladies on a river
A group of ladies on a river “Bachelorette Party”. Photo courtesy of Charlotte Hanks.

Beyond getting married to that perfect partner of yours, having your bachelor or bachelorette party in Colorado is one of the best decisions you can make! Colorful Colorado provides an incredible setting for you and your outdoorsy friends to breathe some fresh mountain air and enjoy each other’s company. Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-inducing Glenwood Springs whitewater rafting experience or a more mellow (yet beautiful) hike, here are a few of our favorite ideas in three locations for Colorado bachelor and bachelorette parties!

  • Glenwood Springs
  • Vail
  • Breckenridge

Glenwood Springs

Raft with Defiance Rafting Company

Glenwood Springs is a quick 2.5-hour drive from Denver. And if you’re looking for a laid-back outdoor activity you’ve come to the right place for your bachelor/ette party in Colorado. The Roaring Fork Valley has a little something for everyone in your group, whether you are planning separate parties or a group event.

When considering ideas for your bachelor or bachelorette party, add whitewater rafting with Defiance Rafting Company to the list. For a splashy-thrill and full-on paddle participation trip, check out the Double Shoshone Half-Day. Or if your crew prefers to kick-back with a packed cooler and traveling at your own pace, check out our Defiance Private Experience where you can fully customize your adventure. With the Glenwood Canyon as your back-drop, the river is a perfect place for conversation, laughter, and creating lasting memories.

Hike at Hanging Lake

Located only a few miles from the headquarters of Defiance Rafting Company is the natural wonder of Hanging Lake hiking trail. While this trail is only 1.2 miles long, it is a rigorous and continuous climb in elevation to the breathtaking waterfalls and lake. It is a great way to experience nature and connect with your best buddies along the trail. In an effort to preserve this fragile ecosystem, reservations are required and can be found here through the Glenwood Chamber of Commerce.

Have a Few Sips at the Stoneyard Distillery

After a day on the river or hiking around the area, catch up with friends and cheers the bachelor/ette over a spirits tasting and/or cocktail from Stoneyard Distillery. Just on the other side of Glenwood Canyon from Defiance Rafting Company is the home of Stoneyard Distillery. Located just above the confluence of the Eagle and Colorado rivers, this distillery has established itself by creating craft spirits out of beet sugar and locally sourced Rocky Mountain river water. Take a tour and learn about the unique distilling process used by Stoneyard. And, coming soon to downtown Glenwood Springs, is a tasting room with all the fantastic boozy flavors Stoneyard has to offer.

Enjoy Late-Night Celebrating at the Native Son Restaurant & Bar

For some evening eats and late-night celebrating, bring the bachelor/ette party to Native Son Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy a wide variety of beer and cocktails as well as seasonally healthy cuisine options offered late into the evening. Whether you’re into shooting a game of pool or shaking your hips on the dance floor to a live DJ or band, Native Son offers a vibrant evening party scene. Located downtown Glenwood Springs, this spot is a great place for letting loose after a day of adventuring.

Get Some Rest at the Avalance Ranch

For a truly Colorado bachelor/ette destination experience or private event, consider lodging at Avalanche Ranch. A scenic drive from Glenwood Springs and located along the Crystal River, Avalanche Ranch offers lodging in cabins and covered wagons with exclusive access to the on property natural hot springs pools. Additionally, your crew might opt to join together for a group yoga session onsite or taking advantage of a massage between soaks. Relaxing at this secluded destination is a perfect place to connect with friends before the matrimony journey begins.

Vail

The Vail community is surrounded by the White River National Forest and is ideally located in close proximity to all that the Rocky Mountains have to offer. Vail is well known for its winter alpine experience, but offers excellent ideas for a Colorado style bachelor/ette experience. Plus, as an added bonus, Vail is only a 50 minute drive to Defiance Rafting Company and Defiance River Outfitters for your bachelor/ette whitewater adventure.

Take It Offroad with Timberline Tours

If your bachelor or bachelorette party is looking for some alpine wheeling with the comfort of a professional guide, then an offroad wheeling might be an idea for a party idea. Explore Vail’s scenic Rocky Mountain vistas and high altitude scenery in a jeep tour with Timberline Tours. See the area from a new vantage point and create new stories to share as you toast the bride and/or groom on the day of the wedding.

Connect With Local Animals

Colorado bachelor/ette parties can have an unforgettable and adventurous spin to celebrating prenuptials. An idea for groups who love connecting with animals as well as nature might consider spending the day with Vail Stables. This quaint and rustic outfitter offers friendly horseback trail rides through scenic mountainous terrains. For added amusement and laughter, book a Goats & Wine outing where you can enjoy an adult beverage in a brew garden filled with goats. Or, book a goat yoga class and really crack up while attempting your downward dog with goats meandering through your limbs. Needless to say, after the afternoon there will be lots of laughter to share.

Satisfy Your Appetite at Sweet Basil

For trendy eats and innovative cuisine, Sweet Basil is a modern American restaurant located in the heart of Vail. The menu offers an extensive wine selection and a wide variety of culinary flavors for lunch and dinner. Reserve a table for your group and toast a glass of bubbly to the future of the bachelor/ette. This is also a perfect location for checking out the Vail Village shopping scene.

Tee Off at the EagleVail Golf Club

For those bacholor/ette parties who enjoy walking the greens of a golf course, the EagleVail Golf Club is located in the heart of the Vail Valley and only a 5-minute hop-skip-and-jump from each of the Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts. The course is surrounded by stunning mountain views of the Gore Range and offers easy tee-time bookings. Spend the afternoon catching up with old and new friends while enjoying the challenge of playing golf at 7,650 feet of elevation.

Breckenridge

Close to Denver, discover the possibilities of having your bachelor or bachelorette party in Breckenridge, Colorado. This high elevation destination is loaded with outdoor activities and provides tons of ideas for bachelor/ette parties in a true Colorado fashion.

Pamper Her at the Spa at Breckenridge

While we know that our bachelors need time to relax, it’s our bachelorettes who we are really focusing on pampering for this idea. The Spa at Breckenridge offers group specials for bachelorette parties looking for some self-care and unwinding before the wedding. You will find a wide range of spa services available to help relax and take the stress out of planning those final wedding details.

Chill & Sip Some Local Flavor

For a boozy tour of tasting locally distilled spirits and cocktails, visit our friends at the Breckenridge Distillery. With plenty of whisky and vodka to try as well as a restaurant onsite, your celebratory crew can chill for an afternoon and swap stories about the past. Another benefit of Breckenridge Distillery is having a free shuttle service available to assist with transportation needs.

Feel the Adrenaline on a Mountain Bike

A Colorado bachelor/ette style party sometimes means earning relaxation time. For those groups who love talking about adventures and creating new ones, jump on a mountain biking tour in Breckenridge. You’ll find adrenaline downhill stretches and relaxing trail cruises all while surrendered by Colorado’s iconic mountain terrain. Try 57 Hours for a guided trip or bring your own bikes and check out the local trails with the MTB Project to help create your own adventure. Either way there will, undoubtedly, be lots of memories to be created and talked about for years to come.

Make Memories Camping Under the Stars

For a rustic reunion your bacholor/ette party might consider camping together at one of the many Forest Service campgrounds on Dillon Reservoir.  Camping in one of the many available campgrounds near the reservoir provides easy access to hiking, fishing, biking, and boating activities. As an added bonus, Dillon Reservoir is centrally located in Summit County which provides endless outdoor possibilities for hanging out with all your besties.

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Glenwood Springs Whitewater Rafting with Defiance Rafting

Before jumping into the journey of matrimony, have a Colorado-style bachelor/ette party in one of these friendly mountain communities. We look forward to taking you and your group on your Glenwood Springs, Colorado rafting trip!

Glenwood Canyon Half-Day

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Scenic Canyon Float

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Shoshone Short

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Class I–III
Duration
1 Hour
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