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Unbridled Adventure

BY Muriel Perez | February 4, 2019 | Feature Features

Increasingly, weddings are turning into multiday affairs. Here are a few ways to keep guests entertained with experiences only offered in the mountains.
Guests of winter weddings can catch the thrill of dog-sledding with Krabloonik's pack of pups.

While hiking, biking, skiing and concert-going are all musts, there are a few unique ways to host friends in private and stunning settings.

In the warmer months, book a half-day horseback ride through the Maroon Creek Valley with Maroon Bells Outfitters ($245 per person, maroonbellsaspen.‌com), which includes lunch and plenty of postcardworthy views. For those looking to cool off, take an adventurous group whitewater rafting with Elk Mountain Whitewater (from $95 per person, raftinginaspen.com), which offers different levels of intensity depending on the group’s preference—and the time of year, as river flows fluctuate with snowmelt.

When the snow is plenty, Krabloonik (rides from $345 per person, krabloonik.com) puts a team of Alaskan huskies and an experienced musher to work. The dogsled excursion takes a quiet stop in the woods to enjoy warm beverages and soup around a campfire. Cheers to the couple! And, if the snow persists, snowmobiling up Independence Pass with T-Lazy-7 ($300 per person, tlazy7.com) offers unforgettable vistas and everlasting memories.

And to toast the festivities before the main event, tour the Woody Creek Distillery ($20 per person, woodycreekdistillers.com) to see how its potato vodka is made, tastings and cocktails included. For a more centering experience, wine enthusiasts and yogis will want to book sommelier Marisa Hallsted’s The Mindful Vine (themindfulvine.com), which joins intention and indulgence with wine pairings that focus
on mindfulness.

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