Denver's Top Events: June 16-22 - Backpacker

Denver's Top Events: June 16-22

Our 5 favorite excursions this week.
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SATURDAY, JUNE 16

1. Geology and History of North Table Mountain
When: 11 am-12 pm
Where: North Table Mountain, Golden, CO
Cost: Free (registration required)
Details: Today's topic: Geology and History of North Table Mountain. In partnership with Jefferson County Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Jeffco Open Space is proud to present multiple education topics throughout the county library locations. Rangers from Jefferson County Open Space cover a variety of topics on wildlife, hiking and getting the most out of our wide open spaces!

2. Birding & Beer
When: 9 am-12 pm
Where: Cannonball Creek Brewing Company, Golden, CO
Cost: $70 (registration required)
Details: Join us for this unique tour and discover why! Experience the beauty and birds of Red Rocks. It's more than a world-famous concert venue! Over 200 species of birds have been recorded in the park, including nesting peregrine and prairie falcons, towhees, jays, and more. Enjoy an easy hike led by an expert guide designed for bird lovers of all levels, followed by an entertaining pairing on our comfy bus that pairs Colorado's summer birds and beers!

SATURDAY, JUNE 16 & SUNDAY, JUNE 17

3. Rocky Mountain National Park Habitat Restoration
When: 8 am Sat-3 pm Sun
Where: Rocky Mountain National Park
Cost: Free (registration required)
Details: Rocky Mountain National Park is a spectacular iconic destination in Colorado. WRV volunteers will be returning there twice this year to help restore three disturbed sites near Sprague Lake, Moraine Park and the Headquarters. This event is Part 1. Altogether, between these two events, volunteers will plant over 7,000 wetland plants, and seed, rake and mulch over 7 acres. Camping in the park will be provided free for volunteers. This project fills quickly so sign up early! Friday night arrival encouraged.

SUNDAY, JUNE 17

4. Outside with Pride
When: 9 am-12:30 pm
Where: Denver, CO
Cost: Free
Details: Take to the streets of Denver with us as we proudly march and represent #OutsideWithPride. Last year we were at the D.C., Denver, San Francisco and Seattle parades. This year we’re doing it all over. We’ll be the group decked out in Outside with Pride shirts. We'll see you there!

FRIDAY, JUNE 22-SUNDAY, JUNE 24

5. Summit Sisters Retreat
When: 2 pm Fri-4:30 pm Sun
Where: Meadow Mountain Lodge, Allenspark, CO
Cost: $375
Details: Imagine a heart-opening weekend,new friends, outdoor partners…

Our classes and experiential workshops include:

  • Deep nature connection – tap into your connection to the earth in powerful ways.
  • Connection to your body – yoga and somatic practices.
  • Inspiration and calling – creating your own small business, finding your professional path.
  • Competence and outdoor skills – baking backpacking pizza, packing a comfortable backpack, building a first aid kit, using a map and compass.

Summit Sisters provides a safe and supportive space to learn new skills and experience the kind of connection you don’t get in everyday busy life! This event is for anyone 18 and over who identifies as a woman.

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