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Opened in November 1972, Copper Mountain is a mountain and ski resort in Colorado. Copper Mountain, a popular tourist destination is a replica of a small village, with restaurants, charming shops, and a variety of fun attractions.
If you plan to go in summer, there are many amazing hiking and biking trails to check out. During the winter, you can partake in winter sports such as skiing, sledding, snowboarding, and more.
Copper Mountain is a great place for families to bond. There are a lot of activities you can partake in that are suited to different age groups. Children can enjoy mini-golf, go-karting, wall climbing, and a zip line. Adults who love nightlife will be spoiled with the plethora of bars and live music venues available in Copper Mountain.
Here are some fantastic activities to in Copper Mountain that you should check out the next time you’re in town:
Ride the Rocky Mountain Coaster
For thrill-seekers, prepare for an exhilarating ride on one of the longest coasters in North America. The Rocky Mountain Coaster is 5,800 feet long and drops at 430 vertical feet. It’s open both in summer and winter.
Copper Creek Golf Course
Enjoy the beautiful Copper Creek Golf Course with impressive views of the Ten Mile Range. The prices are reasonable and you can book private lessons to sharpen your skills. For those who are looking to meet new people and learn the sport, there are various clinics available. There are also league events to participate in if you wish to compete.
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Located in Copper Mountain’s ski area, New Village is a great place to walk around and explore. There are several restaurants that serve specialty meals. You’ll also find several bars and a lively nightlife crowd. If you wish to purchase some apparel, there are many souvenir shops to check out.
Copper Mountain Spa
For those looking for a rejuvenating experience, visit Copper Mountain’s Spa. There you can book refreshing facials and relaxing deep tissue massages. There’s nothing like unwinding on your vacation by pampering yourself. The Copper Mountain environment is very relaxing and a great place to indulge.
Dog Sledding Adventures
Experience the thrill of participating in a dog sledding adventure. This guided trip offers scenic views of winter landscapes on a fun dog-powered tour. You can also pet and take pictures of these hardworking dogs before and after the trip.
Alpine Rush Zipline
Don’t miss this opportunity to soar across Copper’s West Lake next to a family member or friend. Soaring at 30 feet above the water across a 300-foot long stretch, this is an extremely popular summertime activity.
Ride bumper boats on Copper West Lake and make lasting family memories. It’s an unbeatable and fun way to refresh from the summer heat. It’s a great activity for all ages and will help families and friends bond.
Copper Mountain Snowmobiling
Hop on a snowmobile and enjoy the refreshing winter breeze as you climb above 12,500 feet of elevation. You’ll get to see mountain views and hillsides packed with snow-white powder. This high altitude adventure over mountain passes is a truly memorable experience.
Elk Mountain Adventure Tours
If you want to experience the serenity of the mountains, go on an Elk Mountain Adventure tour. On this tour, you can experience mountain vistas and wildlife while learning about the area from a tour guide. No matter what the season, this tour is available using snowmobiles in winter and ATVs/ UTVs in the summer season.
Fat Tire Biking
Cruising through the thick snow has never been easier with fat-tire bikes. This sport has grown in popularity and the bikes are available for rent so you don’t have to worry about owning your own.
There are even competitions held under the moonlight. This winter sport is accessible to people of all ages. Click here to learn more about fat tire biking and why you should participate in this fun activity.
Free Mountain Tours
Copper Mountain offers free mountain tours from mid-December to April. This is a great way to explore the area. The guides will teach you about the wildlife and history of the area. Sign up early to participate in this on-mountain ski and snowboard tour. It’s offered twice a day, weather permitting.
Copper Mountain Go-Karts
Enjoy racing with your family and friends on the circular course track. Go-Karting is a perfect summertime bonding activity in Copper Mountain.
Yoga on the Mountain
A year-round activity offered at Copper Mountain, you can select between Prana Vinyasa Flow, Gentle Flow Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga. These classes are designed for students at all levels. It covers meditations, breathing techniques, and building strength and flexibility.
Another exciting activity to try in the summertime is the human-powered hydro bike. It’s easy, fun, and provides fantastic mountain views while you pedal along West Lake.
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For a unique summer thrill, Copper Mountain offers bike haul runs where your mountain bike is hauled up in a chair lift. Once you reach the top, you can enjoy the ride down. There are two kinds of terrains available depending on the kind of challenge you want. You can select between the Easy and Intermediate Terrain.
Scenic Chair Lift Guides
Experience a round-trip chairlift ride that will showcase the majestic scenery around you, a full mountain exploration, and a lunch at Solitude. The operation runs from June to September when the weather is perfect for this adventure.
Quad Power Bungee-Jumping
For the restless, adventure-loving people, the Quad Power Bungee Jumping is perfect. The adrenaline rush that comes from freefalling is not for the faint of heart.
Hiking in Copper Mountain
Hike the Colorado Trail and enjoy gorgeous views of the Ten Mile Range. You can borrow hiking poles and child-carrying packs from the Customer Service staff. Enjoy the natural environment, wildlife, and wildflowers that are stunning in summer.
These are just among the wondrous activities you can participate in Copper Mountain. Winter or summer, you’re guaranteed to enjoy your Colorado trip! If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out Bighorn Rentals for lodging that is sure to please. Contact us for more information!