Father’s Day in Colorado

At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, complete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying Father’s Day the right way.

Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day.

Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This Father’s Day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love:

At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, replete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying father’s day the right way. Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day. Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This father’s day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love: Introduction to Fly Fishing – Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you'll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided. Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing – Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels. Scenic Flight Over Boulder – You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky. Exotic Drive Through Golden – Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche. Father's Day in Colorado Custom Bike Tour – Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure. Jeep Tour – Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience. Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks. Brewery Tour With Dinner – Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery's on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend. Craft Distillery Tasting and Tour – Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate. How are you celebrating Father’s day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.

 

Introduction to Fly Fishing –

Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you’ll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided.

 

At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, replete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying father’s day the right way. Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day. Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This father’s day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love: Introduction to Fly Fishing – Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you'll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided. Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing – Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels. Scenic Flight Over Boulder – You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky. Exotic Drive Through Golden – Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche. Father's Day in Colorado Custom Bike Tour – Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure. Jeep Tour – Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience. Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks. Brewery Tour With Dinner – Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery's on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend. Craft Distillery Tasting and Tour – Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate. How are you celebrating Father’s day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.

 

 

Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing –
Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels.

 

 

At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, replete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying father’s day the right way. Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day. Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This father’s day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love: Introduction to Fly Fishing – Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you'll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided. Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing – Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels. Scenic Flight Over Boulder – You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky. Exotic Drive Through Golden – Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche. Father's Day in Colorado Custom Bike Tour – Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure. Jeep Tour – Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience. Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks. Brewery Tour With Dinner – Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery's on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend. Craft Distillery Tasting and Tour – Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate. How are you celebrating Father’s day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.

 

Scenic Flight Over Boulder –

You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky.

 

 

At Wishlist we’re gearing up for a great Father’s Day, replete with backyard barbecues, fishing trips, and afternoons off. To help you celebrate the men in your life, we’re sharing our guide to enjoying father’s day the right way. Morning – Save early mornings for the weekdays, and give your dad a slow start to the morning. Breakfast at home, or take-out from his favorite restaurant (with extra bacon of course) is the perfect way to start his Father’s day. Mid-morning – We believe the most memorable days are filled with adventure, laughs, and the people we love. This father’s day sprinkle in a few Colorado experiences, for a day he won’t forget. Here are a couple options your dad will love: Introduction to Fly Fishing – Spend the afternoon out on the water with this introduction to fly fishing. During this hands-on lesson, you'll learn about fly line basics, appropriate gear, where to cast, reading the water, bug and fly selection, stringing up the rod, and tying knots. By the time you are done with the lesson, you will have all the information needed to catch your dinner. Gear and tutorial handouts provided. Red Rock Canyon Rock Climbing – Enjoy an afternoon outside with this half-day introduction to climbing. An experienced guide will lead you to the best climbing spots in Red Rock Canyon. There, you will learn skills and techniques needed to advance your climbing ability. This experience is suited for all skill levels. Scenic Flight Over Boulder – You and a guest will get a chance to fly with this custom aerial tour for two. Combine breathtaking scenery with the thrill of flying as you take off from Boulder Municipal Airport. A seasoned pilot will safely guide you through the air in a high wing Maule M-6 for this 20-minute adventure in the sky. Exotic Drive Through Golden – Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche. Father's Day in Colorado Custom Bike Tour – Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure. Jeep Tour – Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience. Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks. Brewery Tour With Dinner – Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery's on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend. Craft Distillery Tasting and Tour – Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate. How are you celebrating Father’s day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.

 

Exotic Drive Through Golden –

Let loose your inner speed-demon with this 15-mile drive for two in an exotic supercar. Drive through some of Colorado’s iconic canyons on perfectly paved roads in a car of your choosing. This experience is for one driver and one passenger and includes a professional photo shoot and GoPro video of your drive. Choose to drive either a Lamborghini or a Porsche.

 

 

Father's Day in Colorado

 

Custom Bike Tour –

Take a day off to explore the outdoors. Enjoy a full-day custom bike tour that will lead you into the heart of the Colorado Front Range. This custom built tour, designed for your specific skill level, will allow you to stretch your legs and reconnect with nature. Experience breathtaking scenery, crisp mountain air, and a thrilling adventure.

 

 

Father's Day in Colorado

 

Jeep Tour –

Go off-road with a four-hour jeep tour of the Colorado high country. This adventure will lead you into the depths of Vail backcountry where you will see striking scenery and wildlife. This trip includes transportation and refreshments to ensure a perfect backcountry experience.

 

 

 

Evening – Finally, top off Father’s Day with a delicious meal and a couple of drinks. With our brewery and distillery tours, you and your dad can enjoy great food and sample some Colorado-crafted drinks.

 

Father's Day in Colorado

 

 

Brewery Tour With Dinner –

Spend the evening with a guest on a VIP tour of a local brewery. On your tour you will each sample a pint of ale or lager and enjoy a tank tasting in complimentary souvenir glasses. When your tour is complete enjoy dinner at the brewery’s on-site restaurant with a specialty bomber to share. Must be 21 or older to attend.

 

 

Father's Day in Colorado

 

Craft Distillery Tasting and Tour

Spend an afternoon with friends with this VIP tour and tasting for four. You and your guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the production and bottling of some of Colorado’s finest spirits. You will each be treated to a cocktail of your choosing as well as two bottles of spirits to take home. Must be 21 or older to participate.

 

 

 

How are you celebrating Father’s Day this year? Let us know by commenting below or on our Facebook. As always, stay up to date with all Wishlist news by following us here or on any of the social media networks.

Top Five Father’s Day Inspired Activities

Hopefully you all remember the Mother’s Day countdown that we made in May. If you didn’t have a chance to take a peek at that nifty little device, though, don’t despair. You’ll be happy to know that we have recently added a Father’s Day Countdown to the panel of our blog. And so it is with sheer jubilation that we count the days until we get to honor the fathers who have made a difference in our lives. In hopes of keeping you as prepared as possible for this joyous occasion, we have created for you a list of the Top Five Father’s Day Inspired Activities.

  1. Screen shot 2013-06-03 at 12.56.43 PMWhitewater Rafting

If your father is a bit of an adventure buff, Whitewater Rafting could be the perfect gift for him. Whitewater rafting is a great way to get outside and enjoy that Colorado sunshine. Another benefit of choosing Whitewater Rafting over other thrilling activities is that it warrants a group, so you and a few of your dad’s closest buddies can tag along to make it a memorable occasion.

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  1. Rock Climbing

Living in Colorado allows us access to world-class Rock Climbing. If your dad is an aficionado of rock climbing or if he has ever expressed interest in learning, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to take him outside and teach him the ropes. Rock climbing is both an intensive workout and a bonding activity- in any sense, though, it is a wonderful way to spend time with your dad on his big day.

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  1. Mountain Biking

If your dad is someone who simply longs to see some beautiful Colorado scenery, Moutain Biking is the answer. Traverse down some of Colorado’s most famous peaks stopping as you wish to take photos and just enjoy the scenery. This is a great activity for a group and a wonderful way to mark a special occasion.

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  1. Zip-Line

If your dad is more of an adrenaline junky, soaring through the air on a carefully crafted Zip-Line may be the ideal gift for him. Give him the experience of traveling down a mile-long Zip-Line reaching speeds of up to 45mph. This is a unique experience and one that he will surely remember for many Father’s Days to come.

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  1. A Weekend Getaway

If we are being totally honest, what hardworking fathers want most for Father’s Day is a weekend to just getaway. Take your dad to one of Colorado’s many mountain towns and experience the Colorado outdoors at your leisure. If you are wracking your brain as to which Colorado town is the right town for you and your dad, peruse our previous Exploring Colorado posts, to see what makes each town unique.

The role of father is not always an easy one- and thanking your father for all he has done is often just as difficult. With our help we hope you will be able to thank your dad the way he deserves. Stay up to date with all of our latest Father’s Day inspired posts by signing up for our newsletter, and remember to keep your eye on our father’s day countdown as the big day is approaching swiftly.

Exploring Colorado: Pikes Peak

Photo Courtesy of pikespeaktv.com
Photo Courtesy of pikespeaktv.com

Hovering stoically in the sapphire skies of the Colorado Front Range, is one of the state’s most beloved mountains: Pikes Peak- a mountain renowned for both its intimidating height (just over 14,000 feet) as well as its popularity among locals and visitors alike.

If you’re looking for away to enjoy this Colorado icon, we can help. Driving past this montorous mountain just over Memorial Day weekend you could still see people with snowshoes and cross-country skis strapped to their feet. For others, though, the 80 degree weather prompted a perfect day to explore the top of Pikes Peak or even enjoy a leisurely hike.

Screen shot 2013-05-28 at 11.57.54 PMIf, however, you find yourself looking for some truly rigorous activity and a way to get that heart of yours pumping, the answer is simple: Mountain Biking. Pikes Peak is unique in that it offers a direct (and paved) road to the top, but it also has some of the most popular hiking routes in the State. The Barr Trail, is the mountain’s most famous trail and offers visitors a place to walk, hike, run or even bike.

Aside from The Barr Trail, Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours offers its customers a different route and the experience of a lifetime. Cruise down the vertical slope of the mountain and soak up the breathtaking views as you pass through five different climactic zones. The 7000-foot descent (with van support, if you need it), is a thrilling ride that will leave you exhilarated and smiling. End your journey with lunch at a local favorite: Jake and Telly’s Greek Taverna.

With summer and father’s day fast approaching, Pikes Peak offers the perfect outdoor experiences to appease your adventurous spirit. Get going today!