Tours are limited to 50 participants and are available on a first come, first served basis to all registered attendees and their guests. Transportation and lunch are included with the fee. Buses will depart from the Sheraton. Sign up for tours when you register for the Annual Meeting - your confirmation and additional details will be provided at a later date. If you've already registered for the Annual Meeting, click the link in your registration confirmation e-mail and then click "Add Workshops/Tickets."
Sunday, May 18
The Rocks & Brews Tour
Take a panoramic ride into the foothills surrounding Golden, Colorado for a visit to 2 of Colorado’s most popular attractions. Your first stop will be Red Rocks Amphitheatre, an acoustic marvel where 9000 seats are set in the red sandstone rocks overlooking the city. Here, you can explore the Red Rocks Visitor’s Center, designed as a tribute to the many musical groups that have performed at Red Rocks during its rich history.
Next stop: MillerCoors in Golden, Colorado. A visit to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi will include a 35 minute self-guided tour of the facility followed by freshly brewed samples in the beer tasting room! Make sure you plan for the effects of Denver’s high altitude, especially for the hiking option. Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and bring an extra layer such as a fleece or rain jacket. If inclement weather is an issue we will do our best to provide an alternative option.
This tour will be a true adventure of the senses as you take in the beautiful surroundings of Boulder. First you will travel to the nearby Chautauqua Park area, where a trailhead located just off the main road provides easy access to the beautiful foothills! The City of Boulder began preserving wild lands over 100 years ago and this popular hiking area is a direct result of those efforts. Hikers will enjoy an easy to moderate hike with some great views of the Front Range and the mountains beyond. What a perfect place to commune with nature and take in the outdoors of Colorado, the very heart of who we are!