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Unique things to do in El Paso County

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Get behind the scenes- experience whiskey in a whole new way
Learn more about the most awarded whiskey in Colorado with a behind the scenes tour. Hear about how a former fashion photographer came to create a one of a kind whiskey and more about founder Michael Myers, path to starting 291 Colorado Whiskey. -Experience a unique whiskey, grain to barrel to bottle. -Get a peek inside open air fermentation tanks -our one of a kind photogravure still- designed and built by our founder -Taste our white whiskey before it touches the barrel -Thief a sample of barrel proof whiskey in the barrel room Your tour will include multiple tastings and all guests will receive a $10 bottle credit to bring home your favorite! This experience is open to age 21+ only.
Liquid Arts Glassblowing Experience
You will learn the basics of lampworking AKA glassblowing. The main difference is glassblowing is done with a very large oven called a glory hole, while lampworking uses a torch. This is a 4-hour class and about 1 hour is spent training you on safety and techniques. This is split up throughout the experience. You will spend about a full 3 hours on the torch playing with molten glass. In the class, we can go over basic items like an implosion or a mushroom marble, pendants, glass ice cubes, and other more simple-to-make items. Glassblowing is freaking fun and amazing, but it is not easy at the start. Be warned, you may experience too much fun, melting glass in fire is just plain cool! Another project we have been working on incorporating is trying to make a pipe with you for a small added cost. It takes a good amount of time to make one from scratch so we have pre-made pipe slugs you can pick from so we can whip it up and potentially add a marble you made to it in a timely fashion. The pre-made slugs do cost a little extra as it takes more labor, but you get a really cool extra special piece. With this added option the teacher will be the one making the pipe towards the end of the class if not after the class so all who still need help can get the help they need. We use an ozone generator nightly to sanitize the work facility to ensure a healthy work zone
Mountains, animals and fresh bread
We have a beautiful homestead in the mountains! We have Kevin our llama, our 5 Nigerian dwarf goats, 30 chickens, 2 turkeys and a new baby Nubian goat! We are offering a homemade bread making class with multiple options like plain, cinnamon raisin, cinnamon rolls...etc! While the bread is proofing you can go on the farm and meet the animals!! All our profits go right back into our homestead for our animals and making it better! Bring a beer or a glass of wine to enjoy! There will be small finger food also! Meet friends, catch beautiful mountain views, cuddle some animals and take home your fresh baked creation! You will also take home a full instruction sheet to make bread at your own home!
Morning Mountain Birds & Breakfast
Are you an early bird? Looking for a unique way to get the day started? Do you love homemade cinnamon rolls? Come enjoy a morning facing the west slope of Pikes Peak where you can relax, soak in the scenery, & see all the wildlife. I'll bring out seed and call to let the birds & critters know it's breakfast time. We'll provide you with all the birdseed you need to keep our feathered friends interested. I'll be available to help identify the various species of birds as they come in and provide a myriad of interesting facts about the different breeds. We'll try to bring the Pygmy Nuthatches and Mountain Chickadees in to eat from your hand! Naturally, I can't guarantee our feathered friends will be that brave, but it happens often! Although our birds change with the seasons, we always have Stellar Jays, Pinyon Jays, and big, noisy Nutcrackers, as well as several varieties of Nuthatches and Woodpeckers, and a variety of small finches. In the meantime, we'll serve coffee, juice, or tea and warm, homemade cinnamon rolls fresh from the oven. Enjoy the mountain air and marvel in the beauty of nature for as long as you'd like on our mountain property. Other things to note No pets. In the event of bad weather, I will cancel this event and refund you.
Crack open and explore sustainably managed beehives
When you arrive at the apiary I will have tea ready for us to sit down in the yard and discuss any questions you may have and to get to know each other a bit. Then we will take a quick bathroom break before we suit up! You will want to have a baseball cap with hair pulled back because there is no touching your face after we get dressed. It is a small walk to the hives themselves were we will say a little introduction to the hive before cracking the propolis seal and taking a peak! We will investigate the health of the hive, note anything out of the ordinary and ask that the bees tell us if they need anything. When we are done looking at the hives we will button them back up and head back to the house to get out of our suits! I will provide a pitcher of water so that we can cool off and discuss any questions that popped up and then we will say our goodbyes for the day!
Paint, Drink, Relax
Come relax in our fun, colorful atmosphere for an afternoon or evening of guided painting, whilst sipping on a few glasses of wine! This experience offers different paintings based on the current season and/or holiday, so you will get a few options to choose from based on our theme for the month. It will be myself or my husband teaching, or both of us depending on the day and time. This class is mainly for beginners, but if you'd like to come blow us away with your skills, please do! We promise to make it light-hearted and allow you to paint something you can be proud of, but we always encourage those who want to add more at home to do so! We have great insider knowledge for where to get the best supplies, so please don't hesitate to ask!
The Great Sound Bath of the Rockies - Deep Relaxation
To begin our group sound bath session, we start with brief introductions, discuss expectations and intentions, and answer any questions that may arise. You will then be guided to focus on your breath to become comfortable and relaxed. I encourage you to allow your body and mind to do what it needs in order to receive the sounds and vibration of the singing bowls. This is an experience that may help us to bring peace to our mind and spirit, and allows us to synchronize our vibrations and energy. I ask that our group explores various ways to connect with our higher selves, grounding ourselves, and enjoy the experience of deep relaxation. Other things to note: If you have any medical condition, make sure you talk to your doctor first, before joining us for a sound bath. Please inform Gigi of your condition before starting. We ask this because the vibrations may not be in harmony with some conditions. Of course, I can always return your money if we feel that it may not be the thing for you. Sound baths are wonderful, but like everything else, it is not for everyone. Address: 1102 South 21st Colorado Springs, CO 80904. Namaste, Gigi Turner, PsyD.
Picnic on the Rocks Luxury Picnics
I offer my guest a luxe picnic experience with an amazing view of the Rocky Mountains. They will experience a luxe setting breakfast, lunch or dinner of their choosing in a uniquely chosen beautiful scenic area showing off the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains. This picnic experience is like non other because it allows the guest to experience amazing secret picnic locations within the touristy areas of the Colorado Springs, with a luxurious touch. Since this is personal time for the guest, I will make sure they meet me at or near the location chosen. I will lead them up to their picnic area where they get to choose their type of music played on the Bluetooth radio and they will feel like they’ve been taken to a undisclosed location to enjoy the sunrise or the sunset as they enjoy quality time socializing as a group or couple. This picnic will be laid out before them with beautiful linens on the picnic table, pillows, and a plethora flowers amongst beautiful platters. I will also offer my photography services as well to capture these unforgettable moments. Picnic on the Rocks will leave every guest feeling like they got a chance to experience Colorado on a more intimate level.
Photography Session Garden of The Gods
(Other dates/times are available just send a direct message, and we will figure out all the logistics) Garden of the Gods is by far one of my favorite places here in Colorado We will be hanging out and hiking at the park for about an hour. Walking along the Central Garden Trail. This is an easy, 1 1/2 mile round trip path. This trail is in the heart of the Park at the base of the highest rock formations. Photo Session: One hour private photo session will be held at Garden of The Gods Access to all digital photographs in an online gallery (100+ images) The price is set at $150 per person ($300 for couples) The group price is set at $450, and is designed for families (You can bring up to 10 guests) | Just book for three people when making the booking online Time: I offer many different packages on my own website as well be sure to check them out! If you don't see a time slot on my calendar that works, please send me a message. I would be happy to make special arrangements. Print: You will have access to all the digital files, professionally edited in an online gallery. You can also easily choose to print your photos either on my website or your preferred print shop. LGBTQ+ Friendly! Love is love, and adventure is for everyone Feeling Tip$y (Venmo): @Bobak-Radbin
Road Trip w Rebecca Colorado Springs
This is an event for nature lovers... and a bit of man-made, too! Garden of the Gods. 1.5 hrs or so... We will hike through the Garden of the Gods with its majestic red rocks and natural beauty, and I will talk about the science and history of the city and the area. The Broadmoor Hotel(not the waterfalls): 1.5 hrs or so... We will walk around the lake and through the buildings, taking in the beauty and grandeur. OLD COLORADO CITY: 1.5 hrs or so... We will go there for lunch and you can check out a few shops if you like. Paint Mines: 1.5 hrs or so... We will walk through and climb on the formations, which look like a miniature grand canyon or Painted Desert.(it's a bit of a drive to this spot, but so worth it!)(40 min drive each way) Join me on this adventure as we walk and talk and enjoy each other's company and the natural and man made sites to see. PS Drop off and pick up poss. Even if you're in Denver... pay gas fee $100.. (I have to drive 6 hrs to pick up and drop off. 1.5 each way...so times 4. I'm willing to do it. I hope $100 for gas and time sounds fair.) PS HIKING ability needed but not strenuous; we go slow; PREPPING for altitude DRESSING for weather Ask questions of me before we go:) *If you have 3 people in your group, pay the private tour price...it's cheaper... ***IMPORTANT...in winter, I cancel if under degrees, really windy, ice or snow, etc
Vino and Venetian Mask Making
Welcome to the collaborative world of paint and masks! These masks are festive, wearable, or can simply be hung on your wall to add more flair to your current décor! In our fun 2 hour long class we will be imitating some of the amazing masks found all over Venice, Italy for Carnevale, and here in the States for Mardi Gras, but with your own personal twist! You will be able to dazzle and embellish your mask with all sorts of fun and sparkly pieces, anyway you please, or use only paint! If you’re entirely unsure of where to start, that’s what we’re here for! (As well as to provide you and your group with wine to loosen up!) For every couple, or two people, you will get to share a bottle of wine, and get to take home your beautiful masterpiece. (We will have our masks available for purchase as well, and you will be given a $10 discount.)
Homemade Soap, Animal love and beautiful Mountain views
We have a beautiful homestead in the mountains! We have Kevin our llama, our 5 Nigerian dwarf goats, 30 chickens, 2 turkeys and a new baby Nubian goat! We are offering a cold process soap making class! Make soap from scratch!! While the oils are cooling you can go on the farm and meet the animals!! All our profits go right back into our homestead for our animals and making it better! Bring a beer or a glass of wine to enjoy! There will be small finger food also! Meet friends, catch beautiful mountain views, cuddle some animals and take home homemade soap, you will also take home a full instruction sheet to make soap at your own home!
Colorado Springs Axe Throwing Experience
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of axe throwing! This thrilling traditional Canadian backyard pastime is now bigger than ever in urban communities. Enjoy a 45 minute axe throwing session with a dedicated axe coach right here in Colorado Springs, 20 minutes from Air Force Academy. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident with the basics, our coach will introduce a variety of trick shots as well as facilitate games to crown a member of your group the ultimate axe throwing champion. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate bad axe that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Knife Throwing in Colorado Springs
I'm excited to introduce you to the sport of Knife throwing! Enjoy a 60 minute knife throwing session with a top notch coach right here in Colorado Springs. We will provide everything you need when it comes to safety, throwing techniques and will be there to guide you throughout your entire experience. Once confident in the basics, our coach will instruct how to keep score and teach you several games. I promise you'll be crushing bullseyes in no time and will leave feeling like the ultimate knife thrower that you are! No experience necessary, all skill levels are welcome.
Easy Classic Garden of the Gods Hike
We will meet at the Garden of the Gods entrance sign and take you on an iconic yet easy hike in the central park. First, we will take your photo with the entire park backdrop--a classic park picture! Then we will guide you on the easy and convenient trails through beautiful Garden of the Gods. You will get to enjoy the most stunning views and amazing red rock formations. You might see wildlife such as deer and hawks…and rock climbers. We will share the history and fascinating geology of the Garden along with fun facts about amazing local plants and the Native Americans that still consider this sacred land. Hike For Life picked out the most incredible central trails for this introduction to Garden of the Gods. These relatively easy trails are perfect for any ability level and you can plan on hiking approximately 2-3 miles. If you prefer a longer hike (4-6 miles) check out our Garden of the Gods Immersion Hike. During your hike we'll also provide you with tips on other destinations in town and useful information for your future hiking adventures. Other things to note: Dogs are welcome but must be leashed. We often have very mild days even in winter. Summer days can be very hot, but rain, hail or snow is possible at any time of year. Our goal is to provide you with a memorable, safety-oriented, informative and fun experience that motivates you to explore more!