7 Things To Check Off Your Bucket List
Check these items off while visiting Aurora
February 05, 2019
DRINK A COLORADO CRAFT BEER
With more than 13 different breweries to choose from, this one should be easy! Discover why Colorado is the nation’s top contender for best craft beer. Stop by Dry Dock Brewing Company, Aurora’s oldest brewery, for a flight of classic and unusual beers. Or make your way to Bent Barley Brewing Company in Southlands, for a spin on lagers and ales. If you’re looking for bold flavors, check out Peak to Peak Tap & Brew and Ursula Brewing Company.
HIKE A MOUNTAIN
Known by natives as 14’ers, climbing mountains that soar upwards of 14,000+ is on the bucket list of many adventure-seekers. Start early and make your way up I-70 for Greys Peak that summits at 14,270 ft. If you’re feeling up for it, hike across the saddle of the mountains to summit Torreys Peak as well. Mt. Bierstadt is also a good option near Aurora where the summit peaks at 14,060.
TRY FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Forks up! Aurora is filled with one-off dining locations that you’ll have to see to believe. From Ethiopian and Egyptian to Korean BBQ and Taiyaki ice cream, settle in for an eat around the world type of day On Havana Street. In Aurora alone, there are more than 250+ ethnic eateries; chances are if you’re looking for something unique to try you’ll find it here.
GO WHITE WATER RAFTING
Mountain run-off creates rapids of fast-flowing water, making Colorado an ideal location for white water rafting. Head towards Clear Creek Canyon to gear up for a rafting adventure. Speed through narrow creek beds and cliffs all at the hand of an experienced river guide.
Interested in giving rock climbing a try? Stop by Übergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag to test your limits on the wall. Complete with 16,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface, beginners will be given an instruction on how-to use auto-belays and the bouldering section. Don’t worry! Übergrippen offers gear rentals.
Aurora is home 12 Miles Stables, an independently-run horseback riding service that’s open to groups of all size. Discover the beauty of Cherry Creek State Park during a one to two-hour horse ride. Or enjoy a sunset, complete with dinner and amazing views. Kids are also welcomed to enjoy pony rides.
RUN A RACE
There’s no better place to run a marathon than in Colorado. Sign up for the iconic Colfax Marathon that attracts more than 20,000 runners each year. If you’re looking for something shorter, there are a couple of half marathons throughout summer 2019 in Aurora.